Cheryl Dishes

Mediterranean beet salad

Mediterranean Beet Salad

Posted on January 25, 2017

These days, the vegetables on our plate become fairly routine: carrots, turnips, rutabaga, celeriac, and beets. All workhorses of the root cellar, these hearty roots will sustain us until spring. Even as the outside temperatures

The Virtues of Stock

Posted on January 18, 2017

Before he retired to Florida, my husband’s father was a successful automobile dealer.  As an active member of the National Automobile Dealer’s Association, his travels took him both to Detroit and Washington, D.C.  Upon his

Scallops Wrapped in Bacon with Spicy Mayo

Posted on January 11, 2017

The Maine scallop season is here, and we are enjoying this luxury seafood. Scallops sautéed with butter, scallops baked with lemon crust, scallops marinated and grilled; all are delicious ways to savor these luscious bi-valves.

ROOT VEGETABLE GREEN CURRY

Root Vegetable Green Curry

Posted on January 04, 2017

My armchair travels this winter include a trip to Hong Kong and a study of Cantonese cuisine. In her book, “Chow Chop Suey: Food and the Chinese American Journey”, Anne Mendelson examines the curious racial

Food Trends for 2017

Posted on December 28, 2016

As a confirmed lover of good food, this is the time of year when I’m scouting for new ideas and trends for the coming year. The James Beard Foundation, whose mission is to celebrate, nurture

Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes

Posted on December 21, 2016

Our tribe is like most families, we really enjoy our sweets, especially chocolate. During the holiday season we are often tempted with a multitude of goodies and bonbons, many of them lovingly prepared by our

Grilled Halibut with Orange Sauce and Crushed Potatoes

Posted on December 14, 2016

An early Christmas gift, a crate of fresh California oranges, arrived just before the winter freeze set in. Shipped from my aunt in Pasadena, these bright orange orbs of Vitamin C are a welcome treat.

Watermelon Radish & Kale Salad

Posted on December 07, 2016

With the winter season is approaching and temperatures dropping into the thirties, I’m stocking our root cellar. Bags of bright orange carrots, purple-top turnips, rutageba, and beets from King Hill Farm, boxes of red and

Cheryl Wisxon's Christmas Coffee Cake

Merry Christmas Coffee Cake

Posted on November 30, 2016

Every year, right after the Thanksgiving holiday, instead of joining the hustle and bustle of crowds at the shopping malls, I spend quality time with my cookbooks. As a chef and lover of good food,

Winter Luxury pumpkins

Thai Pumpkin Bisque

Posted on November 23, 2016

We have a few crops that are abundant here at Rabbit Hill, and pumpkin, specifically the variety Winter Luxury, is one. By late summer, the vines are growing over mossy rocks and knolls into the

Gougeres: Beaujolais Nouveau Day

Posted on November 16, 2016

We Americans are not the only ones who celebrate the harvest. In France, Beaujolais Nouveau Day is celebrated on the third Thursday of November. Nouveau is not to be confused with Beaujolais, a red wine

COUNTRY – FRIED VENISON HEART

Country-Fried Venison Heart

Posted on November 09, 2016

It was an exciting day in our household when my husband bagged a small buck. Since entertaining a hundred wedding guests this summer, our meat supply had dwindled. So the promise of a fresh, carnivore

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