Cheryl Dishes

Bread & Butter Pickles

Posted on August 23, 2017

My garden is exploding with cucumbers! In rich, well-drained soil, with just the right amount of heat and water, cucumber plants will thrive.  The combination of well-composted rabbit manure, granite rocks and heavy morning dew

Blueberry Dirt Bomb Muffins

Posted on August 09, 2017

We just had a grand time sharing Maine summer with our teen-aged nephew visiting from Florida.   We dug clams, hiked the cove, picked peas, fished mackerel, split wood and practiced rabbit husbandry, picnicked on an

Tinker Mackerel on the Grill

Posted on July 27, 2017

The mackerel are running, and my husband heads down to fish right before high tide most every day.  We love to eat Atlantic mackerel, particularly the younger and smaller ones known as “tinkers”.  Judging from

Greek-Style Yogurt Dips

Posted on July 12, 2017

Summer is an easy time for entertaining and the eating is always good.   Fragrant, sun-ripened berries, buttery new leaf lettuces, crisp baby carrots and radishes, sweet sugar snap peas, green and yellow beans, fresh juicy

Paris Strawberry Shortcake

Posted on June 28, 2017

Maine-grown strawberries are just starting to ripen, and we can never eat too much of this luscious, juicy red fruit at the height of the season.  My husband’s favorite dish, fresh strawberries with cream sounds

Asparagus Chive Pizza

Posted on June 15, 2017

A cool, wet spring brings forth two of my favorite crops: chives and asparagus. The chives come first, their graceful, hollow stems add a zip to salads and mashed potatoes. Soups, roasted root veggies, omelets,

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Posted on May 31, 2017

Apple pie may be America’s favorite, but in our family, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie takes the prize. New Englanders have had a long love affair with rhubarb, the mouth-puckering herbaceous perennial that is actually vegetable and

Lovage Classic Meatloaf

Posted on May 17, 2017

One of my favorite meals is meatloaf with mashed potato and gravy, usually accompanied by buttered, frozen peas or green beans. Americans have had an ongoing love affair with this blue plate special since the

Carrot Coconut Soup with Fresh Ginger

Posted on May 04, 2017

If I had to select one vegetable that is popular with both young palates and more experienced eaters, it would have to be carrots. Everyone loves to crunch on the sweet, snappy carrot. Closely related

Steamed Clams with Garlic & Chives

Posted on April 26, 2017

Our family really enjoys dining on Maine clams; fried clams with sweet tartar sauce, clams fritters with cranberry ketchup, clam shells stuffed with cracker crumbs and clams, clam dip, clam cakes, clam chowder….you cook ‘em,

Springtime Burger Salad

Posted on April 19, 2017

Spring has finally arrived at Rabbit Hill. The crocuses are in full bloom. Lovage, chives and rhubarb are thrusting up sprouts of green and red, baby rabbit kits are scampering out of the nest box,

Lemon Aioli

Posted on April 12, 2017

There are many characteristics of French cuisine that I truly enjoy, and one of them is aioli. A strongly flavored, garlic mayonnaise that originates from the Provencal region of France, aioli is a delicious condiment

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