August 22, 2019 CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal TV, NBC affiliate) – You can preserve the taste of summer herbs by infusing them into organic virgin olive oil. Leslie Cerier, “The Organic Gourmet” personal chef, cooking teacher and cookbook author teaches us how it is done.Continue reading
Smiling at the memory of teaching my hands on farm to table cooking class at Esalen Institute and showing how to make these delicious, absolutely scrumptious Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Brownies, which happen to be gluten free. You can make these brownies with a variety of nut flours like hazelnut and almond flours. Teff flour, coconut flour and brown rice flour work well, too. And sometimes, I use fair trade organic cocoa and other times fair trade organic cacao powder. Always fair trade organic dark chocolate chips. Grass raised organic butter or virgin coconut oil and maple syrup adds richness and sweetness. Here at home, my edible calendula flowers are in bloom and grateful to Tracey Eller for taking this photo and styling it with as Kate Kilday of Woodland Essence taught me long ago that calendula flowers are like eating sunshine. Thanks Kate! You are right.
Happy Sunny Summer Day!
Calendula flowers are edible. Light and filled with sunshine, they make everything pretty from brownies, pies, salads, sandwiches, appetizers, marinated dried tomatoes. I love turning folks on in cooking classes to using edible flowers as garnishes for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals. And they are easy to grow organic. Flowering again and again all through the summer and fall in New England, where I live, garden, host an organic B&B and teach private and group hands on cooking classes. I also like to add calendula petals to marinated dried tomatoes, and other Continue reading
CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Take the guilt out of fries and make some healthy ones! Leslie Cerier, “The Organic Gourmet, shares 2 delicious recipes: healthy sweet potato fries and Asian Cole Slaw on WWLP TV 9/19/13. Continue reading
Join Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet Chef, Author and Educator in her organic gardens. See and learn about edible Calendula Flowers. They are like eating a bite of sunshine.
Be sure to only eat organically grown Calendula Flowers, preferably grown away from the road or away from your driveway. Sometimes they are available at Farmers Markets and Natural Food Stores.
Have a great organic feast!