Author Archives: Leslie Cerier

Shutesbury Artist Collective, Five local artists open their homes to you!

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal TV April 26, 2017)  Five women artists in one corner of Shutesbury, MA offer this opportunity to tour their home studios the day before Mothers Day.

We heard from:

  • Valerie Gilman creates sculpture and pottery in her home studio, teaches art and guides people in creative process as a tool for personal healing and growth.
  • Ziporah Hildebrandt coaxes nature‚Äôs colors from garden trees, plants and flowers. Using contemporary eco methods and Japanese shibori traditions, she naturally dyes patterns on silk.
  • Leslie Cerier uses her camera like a paintbrush. Passionate about light, water and landscapes, she clicks the shutter when she sees that rich, afternoon peak sunlight, creating impressionistic nature photographs that look like paintings.

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Vegetable Lo Mein

Organic Vegetable Lo MeinYou can make quick and easy Organic Vegetable Lo Mein with the vegetables of the season and a wealth of organic ramen noodles. Here I used broccoli and cauliflower. Other times, I use Continue reading

Mocha Cake

Mocha Cake for Deans Beans

Imagine eating this delicious mocha cake warm out of the oven. YUM!

The UFOs, as Deans Beans’ calls their organic fair trade chocolate discs, on top and inside the cake, are slightly gooey. To add to the fun, I used Deans Beans’ organic, fair trade cocoa, and coffee, too, cause this is a recipe I created for Deans Beans. We will make a video of it soon and give you the recipe. Sneak peak, Continue reading

Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes

Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes

I love developing recipes and teaching hands on cooking classes. Last night at Cooking for Energy and Stamina, my vegetarian cooking class, we made a delicious variation of my Lemon Poppy Seed cupcakes. First time I created this recipe, over 25 years ago, it was a vegan cake. I used teff grain instead of eggs. You might have seen that recipe on the Teff Company website as well as in my 1996 cookbook, The Quick and Easy Organic Gourmet.  Then I made a gluten-free version with eggs and published it in my Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cookbook. I have also made a delicious recipe variation for Nutiva with hazelnut flour. YUM!  Continue reading

The Contemplative Feast May 7 Roots to the Sky

Flyer April 4/29/17

Come set up a grounded foundation to EXPAND into spring time. Movement explorations, meditation, writing, Gourmet Organic Vegetarian Gluten-Free Lunch and more. May 7th: Theme: Roots to the Sky! Weather permitting we will spend time outside! Location Shutesbury, MA

Are you craving a space to slow down your busy life and get in touch with yourself? Do you hear about the benefits of meditation but need support in practicing it? Are you feeling disconnected from your body? Are you looking for a space to join in community and celebrate the local harvest?

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