Cheryl Dishes

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

Maine Rhubarb Muffins

Maple Rhubarb Muffins

Posted on June 14, 2013

This Maple Rhubarb Muffin recipe is an excellent way to incorporate the health benefits of rhubarb while reducing the sugar by using maple syrup.

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Posted on June 12, 2013

Now that the strawberry season is here, my kitchen will be filled with the sweet aromas of bubbling pots of jam like this recipe for Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam.

Smoked Turkey Breast

Posted on May 21, 2013

Our smoked turkey breast was a delicious experiment! We completed the meal with rosemary roasted potatoes, fresh asparagus, and new greens from the garden. Eating local has never tasted so good!

Spring Green Soup

Spring Green Soup

Posted on May 15, 2013

The recipe for Spring Green Soup is simply a variation of Potato Leek Soup and can be prepared with a variety of Spring green vegetables and herbs.

Margarita Shrimp Stuffed Potatoes

Margarita Shrimp Stuffed Potatoes

Posted on May 10, 2013

On a recent trip to Aroostook County, I enjoyed a delicious meal with farmers and local food supporters at the Whole Potato Café and Commons in Presque Isle. This unique place is a community gallery

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