Cheryl Dishes

Dilly Beans!

Posted on August 10, 2016

My friend Abner called looking for a Dilly Bean recipe. Seems that his garden had exploded with bushels of yellow and green beans. There were too many to eat, and frozen green beans were not

Ruby Margarita

Posted on August 03, 2016

Just like most Maine families, we’ve been entertaining visitors quite a bit this summer.  In June, we hosted the Deer Isle Garden Club for a farm tour.  Then in July sixty folks from the Seattle

Open-Faced Grilled Sandwiches

Posted on July 27, 2016

With this spell of glorious hot, summer weather, we’ve been firing up the grill and cooking like crazy…summer squash, zucchini, carrots, sliced red onions, fennel, and even potatoes. Grilled vegetables have a smoky, savory flavor

A plesant surprise... chantrelles in the woods

Chanterelles in Cream

Posted on July 20, 2016

This is the time of year when sharp eyes in the woods can discover great treasures, like chanterelle mushrooms. A trumpet shaped wild mushroom with a bright orange-yellow color, the chanterelle has a nutty, delicate

Pickled Sugar Snap Peas

Posted on July 13, 2016

Fortunately for us, the combination of heat and rain has created a prolific crop of sugar snap peas in the garden. The vines are covered with dozens of bright green pods, plump with sweet, round

canned mackeral

Canned Mackerel

Posted on July 06, 2016

The mackerel have started to run, and we have been enjoying a nice catch of these beautiful fish with iridescent blue-green bodies, silvery white underbelly and black bars across the top half of their body.

Strawberry Poppy Seed Bread

Posted on June 29, 2016

The strawberries are here! We love the first berries of the summer season: plump, sweet, red morsels of fruit with tiny seeds dotting their exterior. Strawberries right off the plant warm with the morning sun,

Asian Noodle Salad

Posted on June 22, 2016

The bright green shades of spring are becoming summer, and we are enjoying a surplus culinary greens; bok choy, spinach, arugula, leafy red and green lettuce, scallions, lovage, chives, Swiss chard and kale. Whether in

Golden Rice

Posted on June 15, 2016

“Try turmeric”, encouraged my friend Mary. “It will help with those gardening aches and pains.” Intrigued, I set you to do some culinary research. Turmeric, pronounced TER-muh-rikh, is the root of a ancient tropical plant

Maine SuperFood Smoothie

Posted on June 09, 2016

Each time you sit down to eat a meal; you are making a life-and-death decision. Does that sound scary to you? This is how Steven Pratt and Kathy Mathews introduce their book “SuperFoods Rx, Fourteen

Pizza on the Grill

Posted on May 27, 2016

The June Bon Appetit magazine is the grilling issue, and one quick read is enough to get your mouth watering. The beautiful photographs of grilled pizza enticed me, and when I read how easy they

Maple Rhubarb Muffins

Posted on May 25, 2016

We have a bountiful crop of rhubarb this year; lush, ruby red stalks with huge, green leaves. An herbaceous perennial, rhubarb likes well-drained soil that is rich in organic material. Our soil here at Rabbit

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