Cheryl Dishes

Lentil & Ham Soup

Posted on December 26, 2018

Although a glass of champagne at midnight and a kiss may be the way most Americans celebrate the New Year, people around the world enjoy a variety of traditional food customs.  Special cakes and breads,

Smoked Lobster Mac & Cheese Bites

Posted on December 12, 2018

Our daughter Emily and son-in-law Kent are hosting their first holiday party in their new home in Dryden, New York.   Excited to receive the invitation, I texted Emily our reply.  “What do you want me

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Posted on November 28, 2018

My Meyer’s lemon tree is in full regalia, with star shaped white blossoms filling the house with a sweet, heady fragrance. Since moving my plant inside for the winter, the five lemons on the tree

Winter Squash

Posted on November 14, 2018

I love winter squash; moist, rich, and hearty, packed with vitamins, fiber and antioxidants. Native to the Americas for over seven thousand years, winter squashes and pumpkins were an unknown vegetable to the early European

Roasted Hen Of The Woods Mushroom

Posted on October 31, 2018

If you are fortunate enough to stumble across a large, grey-brown or tan mushroom with clusters that resemble the florets of cauliflower under the base of a very large and old Oak tree, call me!  

The Best Brownies Ever

Posted on October 17, 2018

My friend Oscar Turner makes the very best brownies; thick, dense and chewy with a triple chocolate punch and packed with savory, chopped nuts.  The perfect afternoon snack, and a great addition to the lunchbox,

thai basil eggplant spread

Thai Basil Roasted Eggplant Spread

Posted on October 03, 2018

Eggplant is such an interesting vegetable, although botanically speaking it specifically is a fruit, With deep purple, white or mottled glossy, thick skins and interesting shapes, eggplant is the staple of many vegetarian diets. Eggplants

Pasta with Roasted Tomato Sauce

Posted on September 19, 2018

Tomatoes are a beautiful fruit. I love their bright colors; light pink, cherry red, golden orange and sunny yellow.  My culinary heart skips a beat at the sight of beautifully hued tomatoes all decked out

Peach Upside Down Tart

Posted on September 05, 2018

Our family loves fresh peaches, and we eagerly await the all-too-short fresh peach season  here in Maine.  A fruit native to China that migrated to New England via Persia, the peach tree needs some fairly

Cherly & Chef Paul Bocuse

Do you know Ratatouille?

Posted on August 22, 2018

Ratatouille, ( ra-tuh-TOO-ee), is a delightful animated Disney film released in 2007 about a gifted French rat named Remy with highly developed senses of smell and taste who dreams of becoming a chef. Remy’s signature

Deb’s Favorite Refrigerator Pickles

Posted on August 08, 2018

“When cucumbers in the garden are ready, we cover the whole patch each time (we pick them), picking all cucumbers of eating and pickling size and larger. They are then sorted into gherkin, dill chunk,

Lobster cakes plated

Maine Lobster Cakes – The Taste of Maine Summer

Posted on July 18, 2018

I love a good fish cake, crab cake, even clam cake. There’s something so sensuous about biting through a crispy crust into a tender morsel infused with delicate flavor. Smear it with a good tartar

Cheryl's Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Homemade Dairy Free Strawberry Ice Cream

Posted on July 04, 2018

We Americans love our ice cream, consuming more than 900 million gallons a year. Before the advent of modern refrigeration, ice cream was a luxury reserved for special occasions. Homemade ice cream was laborious to

Maine Biscuits Recipe

Feathery Light Biscuits

Posted on June 20, 2018

I love a good Maine biscuit, piping hot from the oven, with a toasty brown top and feathery light middle. Spread with butter and jam, a biscuit is a hearty snack. Fry up an egg,

Cheryl Wixson's Grilled Asparagus Sandwich

Grilled Asparagus & Proscuitto Sandwich

Posted on June 06, 2018

Our asparagus bed here at Rabbit Hill is in full production with purple, hooded heads poking through the rich, black, soil and tall, stately purple and green spears. Purple Passion is one variety my husband

Cheryl Wixson's Maine Clam Chowder

Maine Clam Chowder

Posted on May 23, 2018

Our extended family recently congregated in Boston for a long weekend holiday. We dined at the Isabelle Stewart Gardiner Museum, toured Boston in a duck boat, and cheered on the Red Sox at a night

Green Goddess Dressing

Spring Herbs & Green Goddess Dressing

Posted on May 09, 2018

Green is the color of spring. On my morning walk of Crockett Cove I watch the winter greys and browns recede as bright shades of spring green burst forth; prickly green mounds of moss, chartreuse

plated meatballs

Spicy Lamb Meatballs

Posted on April 25, 2018

One of the delights of working in the food business is the wide variety of folks you meet; dedicated farmers, steadfast fishers, enthusiastic foragers, and adventuresome eaters.  When I had a restaurant and catering company

Salad with Meatloaf and Mashed potato

Spinach and Warm Mushroom Salad

Posted on April 11, 2018

A recent field trip down the western side on Penobscot Bay to Portland convinced me that although the weather outside has been frightful, the longer days of spring mean more Maine produced food.  Chickens and

Spicy sweet potato sandwich plated

The Art of a Sandwich: Spicy Sweet Potato

Posted on March 21, 2018

The March issue of Bon Appetit magazine features several pages of finely crafted details from A to Z how to build a great sandwich. The architecture of a great sandwich makes it sing… the balance

Sweet Potato Muffins

Posted on March 07, 2018

I have an affinity for freshly baked muffins.  At the very inkling of dawn, I love to turn on the oven, assemble ingredients, and mix up a batch of muffins.   The kind of muffin varies,

Bolognese Meat Sauce

Posted on February 07, 2018

Every cuisine has its signature sauce, and the staple of northern Italy’s Bologna is a thick, full-bodied meat sauce.  Ragu, as the Bolognese call their celebrated sauce, is characterized by a mellow, gentle, comfortable flavor

This Super Bowl Go Wild!: with Maine wild blueberries

Posted on January 24, 2018

Maine wild blueberries are a superfood, and our family enjoys over 100 pounds of these tiny, intensely flavored, berries every year.  Packed with antioxidants, this blue food relieves the body from the oxidative stress of

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