Cheryl Dishes

Apple Broccoli Salad

Apple & Broccoli Salad

Posted on February 12, 2014

This is the time of year when my culinary creativity begins to lack luster; the root vegetables seem boring, the squashes are turning soft, and nothing in the freezer is appealing. Determined to spark my

Carrots are Tops!

Posted on February 05, 2014

Carrots are an excellent winter keeper, and many farms in Maine, like King Hill Farm and Horsepower Farm offer them for sale all year. So before you reach for that bag of limp, tasteless carrots

“Superbowl” Fudgy Brownies

“Superbowl” Fudgy Brownies

Posted on January 29, 2014

My contribution to the Super Bowl feasting on Sunday will be a plate of “health” food: rich, dense, fudgy, and packed with iron, magnesium, and antioxidants. The secret ingredient to my health food is cacao

Rustic Apple Tart

Art of the Tart

Posted on January 23, 2014

Need an elegant, quick and easy dessert? Rustic apple tarts are a good choice, and the secret ingredient is a commercially prepared puff pastry. In less than an hour, you can prepare, bake and serve

Caramelized Onion & Squash Pizza

Caramelized Onion & Squash Pizza

Posted on January 15, 2014

Caramelizing onions, a process of slowly cooking them in olive oil or butter until they are richly browned, is a relatively simple way to pull out delicious flavors from a very basic ingredient. Start by

Buy Fresh, Buy Local

Posted on January 09, 2014

What does the new year hold for those of us foodies, localvores and wicked good eaters? After surfing the clouds, reading magazines and studying consumers, these are my predictions for the food trends that seem

Cheryl heads to root cellar

Root of the Matter

Posted on January 09, 2014

This is the season of the roots; root vegetables, that is. To access our winter produce, I pop open a trap door in the kitchen floor and climb down the 4-foot ladder into the corner

Chick Pea Stew

Chorizo & Chickpea Stew

Posted on January 08, 2014

Our recent spell of wintery weather has certain advantages, as being housebound allows one the opportunity cook more. The warmth and heat from the oven and the savory aromas of a pot of soup bubbling

Raspberry Streusel Coffee Cake

Raspberry Streusel Coffee Cake

Posted on August 02, 2013

This delicious Raspberry Streusel Coffee Cake is wonderful for breakfast, or serve as a Summer dessert treat topped with specialty ice cream.

Minted Fresh Pea Soup

Minted Fresh Pea Soup

Posted on July 25, 2013

Prepared with fresh mint and shelled peas, pureed in the blender and finished with ribbons of cream, Minted Fresh Pea Soup is perfect for a festive luncheon, or the start to a special dinner.

Hakurei Turnip Gratin

Hakurei Turnip Gratin

Posted on July 03, 2013

We have been enjoying an abundance of the white salad turnip Hakurei. Similar in appearance to a radish, this flat-round, smooth, white root is sweet and fruity with a crisp and tender texture. Best harvested

Braised Swiss Chard with Sausage

Braised Swiss Chard with Sausage

Posted on June 20, 2013

Inspired by some garlic sausages from Bagaduce Farm, I braised swiss chard in the cooking liquid from the sausages. It was a melt-in-your-mouth experience. The chard was just tender, not mushy and boiled, and full

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