Cheryl Dishes

Savoring sea scallops year-round

Posted on April 08, 2015

“A pint’s a pound the world around” is an old-time expression my grandmother used when portioning up gallons of food. With the Maine scalloping season coming to a close, I am remembering this as we

Italian Diners

Caesar Salad is Italian??

Posted on April 01, 2015

Food historians write that the original Caesar Salad was created by the Italian immigrant Caesar Cardini, (not Julius Caesar), who operated restaurants in both Mexico and California. Julia Child writes that she ate a Caesar

Easy Custard Fruit Pie

Custard’s Spring Stand

Posted on March 25, 2015

Although the calendar says that we have reached the spring equinox, the time when the days and nights are approximately of equal duration, I’m finding it hard to believe. Ice and snow still cover the

Sausage Meatball Sub

Meatballs with a Dose of Comfort

Posted on March 18, 2015

In her book, “The Way to Cook”, Julia Child writes that the otherwise unusable leftover scraps from the butcher’s block have given rise to some of our most lofty and delicious creations, like magnificent French

Irish Soda Bread with Jam & Butter

Taste of Ireland Served Up

Posted on March 11, 2015

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to travel with First Lady Karen Baldacci on an economic trade mission to Ireland. The countryside was beautiful, the people generous and friendly, but what I enjoyed most

Variety of clams Cheryl Harvests near her home on Deer Isle.

Surf’s Up!

Posted on March 04, 2015

On the recent low drain tide, my husband snow shoed to shore and dug us a nice mess of clams. We are fortunate; most places here are pretty frozen over. Our cove is one of


Smoothing out a very rough winter

Posted on February 25, 2015

Like most Mainers, we’ve been snowed in here quite a bit this winter.   Shoveling and plowing sure work up one’s appetite, and most days we’re in need of a mid-morning repast. My ideal snack is

Cheryl snowshoeing before Sunday morning brunch.

Snowshoeing Brunch

Posted on February 18, 2015

This has been the perfect winter for snowshoeing, venturing off into the wilds of snow-covered terrain, unbroken by any tracks or signs of wildlife. For thousands of years, human’s primary mode of travel through winter

Pan Fried Trout with Pecan Butter Sauce

Ice Fishing & Trout

Posted on February 11, 2015

On a recent trip to visit my mother in Norway (Maine), I was admiring the small communities of ice shacks on ponds and lakes, and noted, that in the words of Tom Hennessey, the “season

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Posted on February 04, 2015

There is nothing more warming and comforting than a cup of hot chocolate. Steaming, fragrant and rich, chocolate warms both the hands and the tummy. Up until the 19th century, hot chocolate or hot cocoa

Corn & Black Bean Chowder

Corn & Black Bean Chowder

Posted on January 28, 2015

Although the Super Bowl Sunday is often a continual eating fest, I try to be sensitive to people’s health and their waistline.

Classic Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Comfort Food for Frosty Nights

Posted on January 23, 2015

There are some winter nights that just beg for comfort food, and for me, anything with potatoes always work.

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