Organic Eggplant Dip with a Healthy Twist

Baba ganoush Salad with noodles with a twist

Frying up organic eggplant and blending it with organic garden fresh herbs: parsley, chives, and garlic chives, raw tahini, and ume vinegar makes a quick and easy, delicious, vegan dip.  Flavorful, farm to table, sweet carrots, local fermented pickles, and noodles create a gluten-free, beautiful, yummy meal. The noodles stand in for pita bread, a twist on the classic way to serve baba ganoush. And since black goes with everything, I chose Forbidden rice ramen. Plus, using alkalizing umeboshi vinegar and plenty of parsley balances  calcium draining eggplant for an eating your strong bones meal. Continue reading

Organic Fresh Basil

Picking Organic Basil at the Brookfield Farm

Every Summer, I love to pick lots of fresh organic basil to make pesto, flavored oils, dressings, among other delicious farm to table vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes for personal chef clients, private and group cooking classes and for myself, family and friends. I also freeze lots of pesto to eat during the winter months and give away as YUMMY gifts. YUM! Above you see me at my organic CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) the Brookfield Farm, the biodynamic farm, I am have been a member of for 30 years. Though, I have my own organic garden, joining a CSA is my food land security. Part of living the super luscious life; locavore, eating with the seasons, stocking up, healthy, organic lifestyle, Continue reading

Organic, Wild Blackberries

Organic Wild Blackberries

I love my summer ritual. After waking up, stroll out to my edible forest garden; snack on handfuls of wild, organic berries. Earlier in the summer, there were plenty of ripe ,organic, wild, blueberries. Plenty for the birds, my family, organic B&B guests, clients, and friends. Now lots of organic raspberries and wild, organic blackberries grace my garden and make a great first Continue reading

Dreaming Of You

Dreaming of You, Impressionistic Nature Photograph by Leslie Cerier

Dreaming of You by Leslie Cerier; Copyright © 2011 Leslie Cerier. All Rights Reserved to Leslie Cerier.

Many years ago, I was coached to spend a week just making art; hike on the trails behind my home, take and make more Impressionistic Nature Photographs.  “Dreaming of You” was taken back then on a hot summer day. I sat for a long time, watching and meditating on the light on  this shallow stream. Listening to the sweet sound of the gently moving water. One of my favorite places to go with my camera; take photographs, and just BE. Also, where, from a different angle, in the spring, I took the photographs “Jeweled Water” and “Monet’s Spring”.  Continue reading