Cheryl Dishes

Food Trends for 2017

Posted on December 28, 2016

As a confirmed lover of good food, this is the time of year when I’m scouting for new ideas and trends for the coming year. The James Beard Foundation, whose mission is to celebrate, nurture

Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes

Posted on December 21, 2016

Our tribe is like most families, we really enjoy our sweets, especially chocolate. During the holiday season we are often tempted with a multitude of goodies and bonbons, many of them lovingly prepared by our

Grilled Halibut with Orange Sauce and Crushed Potatoes

Posted on December 14, 2016

An early Christmas gift, a crate of fresh California oranges, arrived just before the winter freeze set in. Shipped from my aunt in Pasadena, these bright orange orbs of Vitamin C are a welcome treat.

Watermelon Radish & Kale Salad

Posted on December 07, 2016

With the winter season is approaching and temperatures dropping into the thirties, I’m stocking our root cellar. Bags of bright orange carrots, purple-top turnips, rutageba, and beets from King Hill Farm, boxes of red and

Cheryl Wisxon's Christmas Coffee Cake

Merry Christmas Coffee Cake

Posted on November 30, 2016

Every year, right after the Thanksgiving holiday, instead of joining the hustle and bustle of crowds at the shopping malls, I spend quality time with my cookbooks. As a chef and lover of good food,

Winter Luxury pumpkins

Thai Pumpkin Bisque

Posted on November 23, 2016

We have a few crops that are abundant here at Rabbit Hill, and pumpkin, specifically the variety Winter Luxury, is one. By late summer, the vines are growing over mossy rocks and knolls into the

Gougeres: Beaujolais Nouveau Day

Posted on November 16, 2016

We Americans are not the only ones who celebrate the harvest. In France, Beaujolais Nouveau Day is celebrated on the third Thursday of November. Nouveau is not to be confused with Beaujolais, a red wine

COUNTRY – FRIED VENISON HEART

Country-Fried Venison Heart

Posted on November 09, 2016

It was an exciting day in our household when my husband bagged a small buck. Since entertaining a hundred wedding guests this summer, our meat supply had dwindled. So the promise of a fresh, carnivore

Sesame Chicken in Delicata Squash

Sesame Chicken in Delicata Squash

Posted on November 02, 2016

When I first started housekeeping and entertaining, Martha Stewart was the considered one of America’s most “creative hostesses.” I spent hours poring over her books; glossy photographs of beautifully presented parties, recipes for appetizing dishes

Autumn Pear Salad

Posted on October 26, 2016

On the days when I’m not playing in the kitchen, a large part of my work is helping Maine farmers increase their sales and profitability. Connecting farms to additional wholesale markets, developing value-added products that

Carrot – Applesauce Bread

Posted on October 19, 2016

When it’s chilly in the morning, I like to bake. Spicy aromas wafting from the kitchen and the promise of cozy heat from a hot oven encourages even the sleepiest folks in my household to

Maine Lobster Pot Pie

Posted on October 12, 2016

This fall my husband has been fishing once a week aboard the F/V Hey Jude. Thursday mornings he rises at 3 to pack his lunch. Around 5:00, he and Captain Joe head to the dock

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