Cheryl Dishes

Secret Chocolate Cupcakes

Posted on April 13, 2022

Of all the root vegetables, the humble beet, or beetroot is one of my favorites.  Beetroot (sometimes called table beet, garden beet, red or golden beet, or just beet) is the […]

Tuscan Vegetable Soup

Posted on March 30, 2022

In many households, the lengthening daylight hours heralds the time to do some major cleaning. This age-old ritual of “spring cleaning” is rooted in religious and cultural traditions, and linked […]

Flossie’s Lemon Lovenotes

Posted on March 02, 2022

My Meyer’s lemon tree boasts 11 bright yellow lemons in various stages of ripening, and 9 shiny green ones.  And I’ve all ready harvested 5 deeply perfumed and heavily burdened […]

Black Bean Layered Dip

Posted on February 16, 2022

The bean is a marvelous food; tasty, economical, highly nutritious; nearly a perfect food. Although the noble bean is often associated with peasant food, to be eaten when meat was […]

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Posted on February 02, 2022

The recipe for an easy-to-make chocolate cake in a cast iron pan featured in a glossy magazine caught my eye.  True comfort food, a good chocolate dessert is something everyone […]

Split Pea Soup

Posted on January 19, 2022

As we enter into the depth of winter, colder temperatures and fewer daylight hours trigger biological changes that stimulate hunger and increase our cravings for more energy dense food. Our […]

Food trends for 2022: Stuffed French Toast

Posted on January 05, 2022

“In the year 2525, if man is still alive, If woman can survive” Zager and Evans As I reflect upon our family’s cooking and eating habits of the almost 2 […]

Rösti Potatoes

Posted on December 22, 2021

Rösti (RAW-stee) Potatoes are a classic fried potato preparation from the German-speaking region of Switzerland.   Originally a breakfast dish commonly eaten by farmers, this savory potato pancake has many creative […]

Bavarian Apple Torte

Posted on December 08, 2021

One of the easiest and most elegant desserts in my recipe collection is for a Bavarian Apple Torte. Not really a torte, more like a cheesecake, this creation starts with […]

Turkey Enchilada Casserole

Posted on November 24, 2021

Once the festivities from the big turkey day are over, all that is left is to finish the dishes and enjoy the “encores”. What family doesn’t love hot turkey sandwiches […]

Cranberry Nut Bread

Posted on November 10, 2021

My sister Jennifer and her husband Stanley Luce operate Highland Farms of Troy, where they raise Scottish Highland cattle, tend beehives, and maintain a cranberry bog. I was delighted to […]

Hot & Sour Vegetable Soup

Posted on October 27, 2021

What gives you inspiration in the kitchen?  Watching the food network, perusing the vegetable aisle at the supermarket, leafing through a food magazine, enjoying a potluck supper with friends, studying […]

Savory Melon Salad

Posted on October 13, 2021

A recent road trip to Portland was like shopping in a candy store for me. This is the time of year when Maine farm stands and farmer’s markets are bursting […]

Stuffed Nasturtium Leaves

Posted on September 29, 2021

The cooler days of autumn encourage prolific development of my nasturtium plants, and they are growing like crazy off into the forest. Long vines of round, bright green leaves with […]

Sunshine Muffins

Posted on September 15, 2021

I teach a culinary class at the Deer Isle Stonington high school on “Introduction to Food Systems and Food Safety.”  This semester we’re studying the Maine Local Twenty, the 20 […]

Wild Blueberry Dipping Sauce

Posted on September 09, 2021

  Use this savory sauce instead of ketchup, and as a base for many other delicious wild blueberry recipes

Bread & Butter Pickles

Posted on September 01, 2021

The rain from Tropical Storm Henri and the hot weather have combined to produce a cucumber explosion! Here at Rabbit Hill, our soil is rich and full of “rabbit organic […]

Spicy Beet Hummus

Posted on August 04, 2021

Does your family enjoy hummus, the Middle East spread or dip traditionally prepared with mashed chickpeas, lemon, garlic and sesame seeds or oil? Our tribe has always consumed vast quantities […]

Balsamic Kale and Wild Blueberry Salad

Posted on July 21, 2021

Kale is a magnificent vegetable in the kitchen garden: tall, stately plants with serrated, crinkled or feathery leaves and eye-popping colors of blue-green, purple, red, pale green, white and yellow.  […]

Summer Popsicles

Posted on July 07, 2021

Popsicles are a frozen treat enjoyed by all ages. Unlike ice cream, where air is incorporated into the product while churning the mix during the freezing process, frozen ice pops, […]

“Freezer” Corn Chowder

Posted on June 23, 2021

Now that summer is officially here, I’ve been hankering for a good bowl of corn chowder; thick, creamy, sweet and rich, flecked with fresh herbs, plump kernels of yellow corn […]

Asparagus & Spring Herb Bake

Posted on June 09, 2021

Of all the world’s vegetables, asparagus are probably the most prized and elegant.  Food historians date the young shoots of this perennial plant that appears in the first warm and […]

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