Cheryl Dishes

Ruth’s Crabmeat Quiche

Posted on January 08, 2020

Every year in January we have an artistic project here on Deer Isle known as Fun-A-Day. The premise is simple: participants pick a project like take a photograph, paint a series of pictures, create a

Celebrating the Foods of Maine

Posted on December 25, 2019

The year 2020 is big for Maine, as we’ll be celebrating our 200th birthday year as an independent state (no longer part of Massachusetts!)  Even though we know the indigenous peoples of Maine have been

Amy Hutchinson’s Clam Stuffed “Shrooms”

Posted on December 11, 2019

At a recent Deer Isle pot-luck supper, I enjoyed the most delicious stuffed mushroom caps. They were golden, bite-sized morsels, perfectly cooked, with a nice and buttery, garlicy and clam flavor. And so easy to

Turkey Tomatillo Soup

Posted on November 27, 2019

We’re enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday in Ithaca, New York, visiting with our daughter Emily and son-in-law Kent. It’s a break from the clan tradition of feasting at my mother’s family homestead in Norway, Maine. No

Wild Blueberry Cranberry Chutney

Posted on November 13, 2019

Looking for something new, exciting and festive for your family’s Thanksgiving dinner? How about chutney? A spiced fruit condiment whose origin food historians have traced back to 500 BC in India, chutneys were an early

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Bars

Posted on October 30, 2019

My sister Jennifer Wixson and her husband Stanley Luce of Troy, Maine, are diversified farmers who raise Scottish Highland beef cattle, tend beehives, and cultivate a wide variety of fruit, including cranberries.  This has been

Coleslaw with Creamy Pickle Dressing

Posted on October 16, 2019

We Mainers love our coleslaw; Saturday night baked beans and hot biscuits with coleslaw, traditional lobster feeds with a side of creamy coleslaw, corned beef sandwiches bursting with slaw, even at barbeques and picnics, a

Foley Food Mill: The art of making sauce

Posted on October 02, 2019

Autumn is a festive time here at Rabbit Hill.  My dining room table is decorated with trays of elongated yellow and red striped Blush tomatoes, “heavy-in-the-hips”, blood red Goldman’s Italian American tomatoes, and plump processing

Peach Cake

Posted on September 18, 2019

There is an abundance of fruit this fall; apple trees are lush with ruby red orbs, bright orange pumpkins and squash decorate prickly vines, deep purple blackberries line the woods, and peach trees are bowing

Easy Summer Grilled Corn

Posted on September 04, 2019

My corn patch was truly a work of art this summer; regal, tall stalks almost 7 feet high in a neat 10- foot by 12- foot patch with five rows of 12 plants.  The variety,

Summer Veggie & Potato Gratin

Posted on August 21, 2019

We can thank the French for the golden brown, crispy and savory casserole known as “gratin.” This comforting dish, often featuring potatoes, is assembled in a heavy, shallow pan, topped with combinations of butter, cheese

Cucumber Season & Crock Pickles

Posted on August 07, 2019

“When life gives me cucumbers, I make pickles!” -Chef Cheryl answering a kindergartner’s question. The cucumber season is at full tilt, and friends have “gifted” me with over 60 pounds of pickling cucumbers.  Bright green,

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