Tag Archives: Amherst MA

Harvesting Tips for Fresh Dill and All Herbs

Here’s some harvesting tips for fresh herbs with Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet. See Leslie sitting in the organic garden harvesting fresh dill and offering ways to regenerate the plant and keep getting more and more throughout the growing season.

Ground Cherries, YUM!

Picking up organic ground cherries at my (Community Supported Agriculture) CSA, the Brookfield Farm, biodynamic farm in Amherst Massachusetts. Green ones are tart and yellow orange ones are sweet. Make sure you pick them up off the ground; hence the name ground cherries. Yum

Organic Fresh Picked Strawberries

Strawberries

Yum! Fresh organic strawberries!

That was my thought this morning. I jumped out of bed and drove to my organic CSA, the Brookfield Farm in Amherst, MA to pick 4 quarts. Some to freeze. Some to make a strawberry and vanilla bean balsamic vinegar. A quart for my daughter to munch on her car ride to Vermont and share with her sweetie. And still I have PLENTY, about a quart to eat for a few Continue reading

Spice It Up! Creative Cooking with Herbs and Spices

organic spices

Saturday, November 11; 10:30 AM-2PM; Sunday, November 12; 10:30 AM-2PM; Amherst, MA; Hands on Organic Farm to Table Cooking Classes

Take one or both classes. Different menu each class

A pinch of this, a sprinkle of that—the right herbs and spices enhance the flavor of any dish. These fun and informative hands-on vegetarian cooking classes are designed for both novice and seasoned cooks. Gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier shows you how to use herbs and spices to make delicious, healthy, globally inspired dishes, from appetizers to desserts. You learn how to Continue reading

10 Best Cooking Classes in Massachusetts

At Esalen, Leslie Stirs chopped fresh herbs into a salad

By Kimberly Ripley; July 20, 2017 ;”Best Things Massachusetts”

Sometimes we all need a bit of help in the kitchen. Not everyone learned the basics of cooking as a child. Even those who did often want to increase their skills, learn to cook healthier, or add ethnic dishes to their cooking repertoire. That’s where cooking lessons come into play. They’re fun. They’re educational. And they result in new, amazing dishes to enjoy!

Leslie Cerier is best known as “the Organic Gourmet, Amherst, MA ” and her vegetarian cooking classes are second to none. The internationally recognized vegetarian chef, author and recipe developer teaches private classes and workshops, too. All of her lessons are vegetarian based and concentrate on local, fresh foods for truly healthful eating. Continue reading