Cheryl Dishes

Summer Salad

Green Bean & Tomato Salad

Posted on August 27, 2014

We seem to be swimming in beans these days. The vines continue to grow upward, like Jack’s beanstalk, the white and bright red blossoms relentlessly visited by buzzing pollinators, with both pencil thin and plump

Oat and Corn Waffles

My Summertime B&B

Posted on August 20, 2014

Like many Maine families, our home becomes a “bed and breakfast” during the summer time. Friends and relatives all want to visit our beautiful state, enjoy the sunny days and balmy nights. August becomes a

Cucumbers on the vine

Cucumbers & Soup — A perfect pair

Posted on August 13, 2014

Savory soup, brimming with flavor and garden-fresh vegetables, is easy to prepare and satisfying to the soul. It’s a great pick-me-up, a civilized way to start a meal, or an elegant finale when served as

One of Maine's summer delights, wild Maine blueberries.

Summertime Luxuries

Posted on August 06, 2014

Summertime brings gift of fresh raspberries and wild Maine blueberries. This recipe combines the two into a delicious, low-sugar cobbler.

A plesant surprise... chantrelles in the woods

A Walk in the Woods

Posted on July 30, 2014

Tait, (our Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever), and I walk Crockett Cove most every morning. Our two mile loop takes us down the hill, through the woods and along the shore, returning via the narrow

Low tide by Rabbit Island

Rough Weather Makes for Great Clamming

Posted on July 23, 2014

There have been some great tides this month for digging clams, and we have been enjoying a bounty of the delectable bivalves. Although I could never make a living harvesting clams, it is an addictive

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Posted on July 17, 2014

For a variety of health and social reasons, I’ve been tweaking a number of my recipes to get the sugar out. Table sugar, or sucrose, is obtained by refining the juice from sugar beets or


Salad for The Season

Posted on July 10, 2014

In our King Hill Farm CSA box this week there was a delicious abundance of vegetables; lettuce, salad mix, carrots, salad turnips, kale, chard, broccoli, summer squash, arugula and strawberries! For those not familiar with

Smoked Rabbit Panini

Fresh Off the Grill

Posted on July 03, 2014

We’ve been doing a bit of traveling lately, which means lots of highway driving, and eating lunch on the run. A quick stop for a sandwich fuels both driver and navigator for the rest of

Italian Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad Revisited

Posted on June 26, 2014

The recipe for Italian Chicken Salad is one of those easy, versatile and delicious preparations that can be packed into a cooler for a picnic or scaled up easily to feed a crowd at a

Rhubarb Orange Jam

Jam Session

Posted on June 18, 2014

We recently traveled to the Champagne region of France to attend the wedding of our “French daughter” Lucile. For two summers, Lucile lived with our family, immersing herself in the culture and learning English. With

Brown Bread

Saturday Suppa

Posted on June 12, 2014

When I was growing up, our standard Saturday night supper was brown bread and a pot of baked beans. The beans were baked all day in a slow oven, and the bread was dense, sweet

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