Cheryl Dishes

Fresh Peaches

Just Peachy Spiced Peach Cake

Posted on September 30, 2015

There is an abundance of fruit this fall, and when Deb Suran, Deer Isle’s gifted orchardist, needed a home for over 50 pounds of peaches, I was happy to oblige. Intensely fragrant, perfectly ripe, sweet

Quintessential Summer Salsa

Quintessential Summer Salsa

Posted on September 23, 2015

We New Englanders love our salsa, and in the last six years, salsa has overtaken ketchup to become the number one condiment we slather on our food. Those row of mass-produced salsa sold are that

Autumn Harvest Apple Brownies

Posted on September 09, 2015

The autumn harvest is one of my favorite times. The markets are bursting with bright orange pumpkins, yellow and green winter squashes, and leeks as big as baseball bats, and apples, lots of apples. This

Summer Corn Pudding

Posted on September 02, 2015

My husband and I are having a “harvest” competition this summer between sweet corn and mackerel.   To date, I have picked 84 ears of sweet corn and he has caught 70 mackerel.  Although I’m in


ra-tuh-TOO-ee, ra-tuh-TOO-ee, ra-tuh-TOO-ee

Posted on August 26, 2015

I have phases when food just seems to speak to me, encouraging me to pick up a knife and cook.   This time it started when I opened the refrigerator to add a bright purple glossy

fresh mackeral

Smoked Mackerel with Horseradish Cream

Posted on August 19, 2015

The mackerel have been running lately, and we have been enjoying a nice catch of these beautiful fish with iridescent blue-green bodies, silvery white underbelly and black bars across the top half of their body.

Squash Pillows

Posted on August 12, 2015

This is high squash season, according to my friend Amanda Provencher from King Hill Farm in Penobscot. My weekly veggie CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box was filled with salad mix, chard, scallions, onions, green peppers,

Pickles in Glass Crock

Old-Fashioned Crock Pickles

Posted on August 05, 2015

We Americans love our pickles; sweet pickles, sour pickles, tiny gherkins, bread and butter pickles, pickle chips and more. The term pickle is derived from the Dutch word pekel, meaning brine. Every cuisine has its

White Beans

Take a Dip

Posted on July 29, 2015

A nice, tasty dip encourages lots of fresh veggie snacking. Instead of a traditional hummus, I enjoy white bean dips with different herbs.

Sweet Wild Blueberries

Singing the Sweet Blues

Posted on July 23, 2015

Summer is a great time to enjoy the delicious bounty of Maine foods. Towns throughout the Pine Tree State are celebrating with fairs and festivals. Here in Hancock County, the Blue Hill Blueberry Fest on

New Potatoes

New Potato Salad

Posted on July 15, 2015

Nutritionally speaking, potatoes often get a bad rap. Not this summer, Eating Well magazine features six potato salad recipes.

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