All About Cacao and Chocolate

Organic Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

Sunday, February 3, 2019; 11AM-2PM; Amherst, MA

In this hands-on, organic, vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier offers cacao and chocolate for our health and pleasure. We will explore cacao and cocoa as aphrodisiacs, arousing body, mind and spirit as we prepare a variety of easy to make and outrageous to eat and drink: hot beverages, hot fudge, truffles,  and/or cacao chocolate chip cake or cheesecake… Continue reading

Soups and Stews for Health and Vitality

Organic, Vegan. deliciousCoconut Curried Red Lentil Soup with Spinach

Sunday, January 20, 2019; 11AM-2PM; Amherst, MA

The moment is bliss when you sit down and dip your spoon into a steamy, fragrant bowl of soup. A feast for the senses, soup seems to nourish the soul as well as the body. In this hands-on, organic farm to table, vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier will show you how to make a wide variety of soup sensations from light and simple to thick and hearty. Continue reading

Savoring Life, Luscious Cooking for Health

Shiitake Mushroom Risotto with Saffron and Butternut Squash

Sunday, January 6, 2019; 11AM-2PM; Amherst, MA

In this hands-on, organic farm to table, vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier presents whole foods that are pleasurable, delicious, health-enhancing, and nutritious.

We will prepare dishes for our lunch by mixing and matching fresh, organic, seasonal vegetables, herbs, spices, and sea vegetables with organic vegetarian proteins such as legumes, whole grains, nuts, seeds, local organic grass raised eggs, local grass raised organic goat and cow cheeses. Continue reading

Organic B&B Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom Organic B&B

Master Bedroom in my Organic B&B, Amherst, MA features bamboo and organic bedding, lamp shades made by local artist and Leslie Impressionistic Nature Photography for your pleasure and inspiration. Attached to private bathroom, this eco-friendly, green, meditative, healthy, peaceful room is ideal for a 1-2 people. Nestled in the woods in the passive solar home of The Organic Gourmet Chef, Leslie Cerier. Room also has 4 of Leslie’s impressionistic Nature Photographs for your inspiration. House stays cool during summer. Organic Farm to Table Breakfast offered. Additional gourmet farm to table organic vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free seasonal meals and Private and group cooking classes offered for extra fees. Continue reading

Red Cardinal, Nature Photography

May we all find peace and our passions find flight

“Red Cardinal” Impressionistic Nature Photograph by Leslie Cerier; Copyright © 2004 Leslie Cerier. All Rights Reserved to Leslie Cerier.

My artwork is for inspiration and healing. Capturing the Soul of the Moment, I hike into the woods and take photos using natural sunlight. The sun calls me to a spot, I click the shutter, when I see that dancing light, peak light. These patterns are also called refractory patterns of light by scientists. I call them Jewels in the Water. Red Cardinal was taken in the autumn, with colorful leaves in a shallow stream, near my home. Continue reading