Cooking With Presence

Leslie loving basil and picking it for a dish

Whether you are cooking for your family, friends, yourself or just because; the tastiest ingredient to add to the dish is your presence. The practice of cooking with presence is about using seasonal ingredients, what is here right now. Let me tell you about the joyful gathering I did this past weekend to create a seasonal feast for my B&B guests. Continue reading

Espresso Cookies, YUM!

Dean and Leslie with espresso cookies

I love my job. I have the privilege of developing recipes with Deans Beans organic and fair trade cocoa and coffee. Here I am with Dean Cycon in my gourmet country kitchen in Western Mass after shooting the recipe video for these rich, fudge-like Espresso cookies. Continue reading

Spice It Up! Creative Cooking Class with Herbs and Spices

Organic , Vegam. deliciousCoconut Curried Red Lentil Soup with Spinach

Saturday July 8th; 10:30AM-2PM Shutesbury, MA Hands on Cooking Class

A pinch of this, a sprinkle of that-the right herbs and spices can enhance the flavor of any dish. In this fun and informative hands-on garden to table vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier shows you how to use herbs and spices to make delicious, globally-inspired dishes for our lunch. Continue reading

Organic Vegetarian Farm to Table Demo Dinner

Friday, July 7th; 6PM-9:30PM, Shutesbury, MALeslie's gourmet getaway weekend

 In this fun and informative cooking demonstration, gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier shows you how to use herbs and spices to make delicious, globally-inspired dishes. Relax comfortably with an organic glass of wine or refreshing water infused with fresh  herbs from Leslie’s organic garden, as you watch Leslie cook up a vegetarian feast for your dinner. Feel free to ask questions, as you observe Leslie’s time-saving strategies, Continue reading

Best Organic Brownies

07 Hazelnut Brownies with Chocolate Chips is Gluten-Free

Come on over to http://www.lesliecerier.com/recipes/hazelnut-brownies-with-chocolate-chips-2/ for the best brownie recipe I know of-gluten free or otherwise. Enjoy them warm out of the oven. Or, in the unlikely event that you have leftovers, rest assured that they get better every day. Great for breakfast, too. I like to use a combo of organic hazelnut, brown rice and Continue reading