Cheryl Dishes

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

Squash & Apple Gratin

Posted on October 05, 2016

After apple picking in a neighborhood orchard, a group of Deer-Isle home-schooled children and their families visited me one morning at Rabbit Hill. The energetic bunch, whose ages ranged from a toddler to several third

Turkey tortilla soup

Turkey Tortilla Soup

Posted on September 28, 2016

Whenever I read a food magazine or surf the web, there are always recipes that intrigue me. A glossy photo of a perfectly proportioned vegetable, an unusual spice, or a new cooking technique, will inspire

Apple Crumb Pie Recipe

Apple Crumb Pie – It’s apple pickin time!

Posted on September 21, 2016

As the days grow shorter, we’re spending most of our time getting ready for the winter season; harvesting vegetables from the garden, cleaning rabbit pens, scouting the woods for signs of deer, splitting and stacking

Italian Bread and Tomato Salad

Posted on September 14, 2016

Who doesn’t love a perfectly ripe, fresh tomato?  Smell the earthy fresh aroma, see the evenly distributed color: bright red, orange or yellow.  Squeeze your tomatoes and feel the flesh give just so slightly, and

Blueberry – Peach Cheesecake Bars

Blueberry – Peach Cheesecake Bars

Posted on September 07, 2016

As the brilliant blue-skies of summer become the golden days of fall, the seasonal march of fruit continues: rhubarb and strawberries become luscious red raspberries, tiny wild Maine blueberries, green and bright purple plums, fuzzy

Deviled Clams

Posted on August 31, 2016

It was a sad day in the dining world when the Howard Johnson’s Restaurant and Lounge in Bangor announced they were closing. While this may seem a small and unimportant blip on the restaurant scene,

Potato and Leek Gratin

Posted on August 24, 2016

What inspires you to cook?  Is it the aroma of freshly baking bread, the smell of onions sizzling in bacon fat or the earthy fragrance of chopped rosemary and garlic?  Perhaps it’s the bright array

Lemon Curd for Glorious Treats

Posted on August 17, 2016

This spell of hot weather and a surplus of limes inspired me to whip up a batch of lime curd. If you’ve never tasted a curd before, silky smooth on the tongue, not too sweet

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

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