Cheryl Dishes

Canning Maine Apple Sauce

Posted on October 28, 2015

Like many Maine folks, we are enjoying a bumper crop of apples this year.  My husband has harvested 40 bushels from the Barbour Farm orchard for cider, and last week, I picked over 50 pounds

Lunch box strategies

Lunch Box Strategies

Posted on October 21, 2015

The lunch box dilemma is a common challenge for many families.  Mornings are rushed with finishing homework, chores, assembling books and gear for soccer and swim practice, walking the dog, and personal care. Finding time

Bittersweet Chocolate

Luscious & Healthy, Bittersweet Chocolate Tart

Posted on October 14, 2015

There are times when nothing completes a meal like chocolate, a really good bite of chocolate. Food historians date the consumption of chocolate back to as early as 1900 BC, and it has now become

Good Morning Bacon Breakfast Casserole

Posted on October 07, 2015

My father and stepmother, both retired mathematics teachers, live in Plymouth, New Hampshire.  My Dad has a large tribe; six children with spouses and ten grandchildren with assorted partners, scattered across the country. Marilyn has

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,

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