Tag Archives: Beans

Harvesting & Cooking with Organic Garlic

organic garlic harvest

I just harvested 80 garlic bulbs from my organic garden. Imagining all the vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, delicious soups, pesto, sauces, dressings, chili, and more that I will cook up this year for personal chef clients and those that come for my organic farm to table classes and organic B&B: tomato sauce, greens in garlic tahini sauce, garlic bread, kale, basil and cilantro pesto,  garlic flavored oils, sweet putanesca sauce, olive tapenade, zesty parsley garlic dressing, chili, minestrone, and more. Mixing and matching the local organic harvest with beans, grains, nuts, seeds, pasta, healthy fats, herbs and spices for tasty immune enhancing meals all year round. Delicious food as medicine. Meals for celebrations, too. First, I will hang it in my shed to dry and cure for winter storage. Continue reading

Spice It UP! 8 CPEUs Hours Approved

Leslie Cerier picking organic basil and organic greens

June 29-July 1; Spice It Up! Creative Cooking with Herbs and Spices; Hands On Vegetarian Farm to Table Cooking Class; Shutesbury, MA (Friday – Sunday)

And Yes, you can just come for Saturday or do a half day/partial weekend Please Email Leslie for more Information and to Register:

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Spice It Up! Creative Cooking with Herbs and Spices

Fresh basil in the organic garden

Friday – Sunday, Hands On Vegetarian Farm to Table Cooking Class June 29-July 1; Shutesbury, MA

A pinch of this, a sprinkle of that—the right herbs and spices enhance the flavor of any dish. This fun and informative garden to table hands-on vegetarian cooking class is 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, Continue reading

Creative Cooking with Sea Vegetables New Class time starts 2PM

Nori Rice Rolls with Ginger Tofu

Sunday, January 21; 2:00PM-5:30PM; Amherst, MA

Hands on Organic Farm to Table Cooking Class

Versatile, tasty, available all year round, sea vegetables are a rich source of minerals, vitamins and fiber. Their health benefits are legendary: regular consumption has been linked to reduced rates of some illnesses and, in sufficient quantity, some sea vegetables are purported to help fight the effects of radiation, plus they’re great for the hair and skin. Alaria, arame, dulse, kelp, nori… learn which are best to flavor soups and which cradle sushi, which complement bean dishes and which sparkle in salads. Join Leslie Cerier, co-author of Sea Vegetable Celebration, for this upbeat and up-close look at vegetables from the sea.  We will eat what we cook for our dinner. Continue reading

Creative Cooking with Sea Vegetables

Egg Rolls with Goji BerriesSunday, January 21; 2:00PM-5:30PM; Amherst, MA

Hands on Organic Farm to Table Cooking Class

Versatile, tasty, available all year round, sea vegetables are a rich source of minerals, vitamins and fiber. Their health benefits are legendary: regular consumption has been linked to reduced rates of some illnesses and, in sufficient quantity, some sea vegetables are purported to help fight the effects of radiation, plus they’re great for the hair and skin. Alaria, arame, dulse, kelp, nori… learn which are best to flavor soups and which cradle sushi, which complement bean dishes and which sparkle in salads. Join Leslie Cerier, co-author of Sea Vegetable Celebration, Continue reading