Cheryl Dishes

Painting Day & Spring Shrimp Salad

Posted on May 21, 2012

The nicest part about living on an island is that your life is pretty much dictated by the tides and the weather.  For a control freak like me, that makes certain things in life out

Pickled Eggs

Posted on May 16, 2012

Now that there are fourteen hours of daylight, the whole state seems to be enjoying an abundance of eggs.   Hand-lettered, fresh egg signs populate the roadside. Quill’s End dairy has a special on fertilized chicken

Cheerful Chives

Posted on May 01, 2012

I love the herbaceous perennial allium schoenoprasum or chives.  Their round, grass-like spears topped with bright purple bulbs are a cheerful harbinger of spring.  Chives will self-seed, and they grow abundantly and wild along the

Beet Salad

Posted on April 25, 2012

Beets are such a beautiful vegetable.  Originally grown for their leaves, they come in a wide variety of colors: red, crimson, yellow, even candy-cane striped.  Beets are notable for their sweetness- they have the highest

Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Posted on April 21, 2012

It’s confirmed.  Spring is finally here.  The rhubarb’s ready!  I  know not everyone shares my  enthusiasm for the ruby red,  tart stalks of rhubarb, but the members of my family sure do.  My husband proudly

Spring Cleaning & Pumpkin Waffles

Posted on April 20, 2012

The light of spring brings me a wave of new energy and the primal desire to clean. It usually starts with my refrigerator.  Before swabbing the decks, I need to empty the shelves.   Out come

Rotten red cabbage

Cleaning Up the Roots & Slaw Recipe

Posted on April 03, 2012

Now that spring has declared itself, there are hundreds of chores to do to continue keep our table set with good food.  One task is cleaning up the roots. Roots need to be kept at

Black Bean Nacho Pizza

Posted on March 30, 2012

We love to make pizza at our house.  The ingredients are readily available, the hot oven makes the kitchen nice and warm,  the variations are endless and allow for creativity, and it’s just good, nutritious

Slow Cooker Chicken

Posted on March 15, 2012

After a long day at work, wouldn’t it be nice to arrive home, greeted with the savory aroma of dinner cooking?  You don’t need a personal chef….just a slow-cooker.  Also known as a “crock-pot”, a 

Maple Black Bottom Cheesecake Bars

Posted on March 10, 2012

March is my favorite winter month…longer days, the sun is higher in the sky, and the winds that blow hold the promise of spring.  Another sure sign of the changing season is the galvanized metal

Shrimp & Corn Chowder

Posted on March 01, 2012

Our friend Joe brought us over five pounds of Maine shrimp the other day.  Bright pink and so fresh, they were almost quivering,  it was our first mess of the season.  Too young to peel,

Perfect Popovers

Posted on January 22, 2012

Nothing elevates a simple meal like the perfect popover: crisp, brown crust on the outside with a hollow, moist, comforting middle.  Popovers with jam for breakfast, popovers stuffed with Maine shrimp salad for lunch, popovers

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