Articles by: Cheryl Wixson

Cheryl Wixson
"Maine Dish" columnist Cheryl Wixson lives and cooks in Stonington. Her passion for organic Maine products led to the creation of her business, Cheryl Wixson's Kitchen. She welcomes food-related questions and comments at [email protected] or
  • Green Goddess Dressing

    Green Goddess Dressing

    Food historians credit the origin of this dressing to San Francisco’s Palace Hotel, where chef Philip Roemer created it to honor actor George Arliss, who was performing in William Archer’s 1923 play “The Green Goddess.” The dressing is bright green (as is the huge green idol in the play), creamy, rich and tangy … addictive really.

  • Tender morsels with a spicy twist

    Tender morsels with a spicy twist

    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 in Bangor, one of the most memorable meals I cooked was a dinner for the Physicians for Social Responsibility hosted

  • Spicy Lamb Meatballs

    Spicy Lamb Meatballs

    These spicy lamb meatballs are delicious with a pesto or mint-yogurt sauce, and shine in a tomato-based sauce. Enjoy as cocktail fare, and freeze them for a quick and easy supper. Spicy Lamb Meatballs Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe CourseAppetizer, Main Dish Servings 40 meatballs Servings 40 meatballs Spicy Lamb

  • Wild about warm mushroom salad

    Wild about warm mushroom salad

    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 ducks are laying, hoop houses are filled with tender greens and tomato seedlings, goats are kidding, cows are calving, cheese is

  • Sweet potato sandwich pops with flavor

    Sweet potato sandwich pops with flavor

    The March issue of Bon Appetit magazine features several pages that are devoted to how to build a finely crafted sandwich. It’s the architecture that makes it sing … the balance of flavors and textures. If seeing is a prelude to eating, the photographs of Green Goddess Tuna Salad, an open-faced Scandinavian smorrebrod and Fried

  • Sweet on sweet potato muffins

    Sweet on sweet potato muffins

    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. The kind of muffin varies, and is highly dependent upon the ingredients on hand. Frozen wild blueberries or raspberries are family favorites, along with chopped apple, pumpkin

  • Bologna’s pride: Bolognese sauce

    Bologna’s pride: Bolognese sauce

    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 that marries gastronomically well with a broad noodle slightly wider than fettuccine known as tagliatelle. In her book “Essentials of