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Cooking Tips for Fresh Herbs

Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet sitting in the organic herb garden offering cooking tips and recipes for fresh dill, cilantro, rosemary, and parsley. Salad dressings, cilantro peanut sauce, and how to mix and match the local harvest with fresh herbs for delicious dishes

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Corn Grits with Sautéed Kale and Goat Cheddar Cheese vegetarian, gluten-free

Cerier’s recipe for corn grits with sauteed kale and goat cheddar cheese is a healthy, crowd pleasing entrée that satisfies comfort-food cravings.


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Organic Spicy Chick Pea and Cashew Vegetable Stew

Organic and Spicy Chick Pea Veggie Stew

Last night’s dinner was cooked with the organic local harvest. Seasonal veggies: eggplant, chili pepper, onions, collard greens, cilantro and dill from my CSA, the Brookfield Farm; organic tomatoes and garlic from my garden; wild hedgehog mushrooms found in the woods behind my house; organic young ginger and turmeric locally sourced from Old Friends Farms. However, that mild chili pepper was hot for me and I added some organic cashew butter to cool Continue reading

Organic Flavored Oils w/Fresh Herbs & Spices

organic herbs and spices make a delicious flavored oil

When I first learned how to make my own organic flavored oils with fresh herbs, spices, edible flowers, and wild foods, about 30 years ago, I was so in love with them I just about stopped using my usual organic sesame and extra virgin olive oils. The first flavored oil I made was basil oil, which I drizzled on salads, soups, and steamed vegetables. Then I began cooking with it, using it to sauté and roast vegetables and even to fry eggs. I added it to sauces and used it as a dip for bread, as well as a marinade for sun-dried tomatoes and grilled eggplant. Continue reading

Michelle Rolls Spring Rolls

Michelle Rolling Spring Rolls for my birthdayIn honor of my 65th birthday and party, my daughters Emily and Michelle visited. We played, went swimming, cooked together and ate lots of yummy meals. They helped me celebrate and make the party feast. Here is Michelle, rolling spring rolls on my sunny deck. First, she picked fresh cilantro and mint from my organic herb garden next to the deck. Grated carrots.  With organic, tasty, quick cooking, gluten-free rice ramen, she rolled 20 beautiful, vegan, spring rolls.  Emily made a yummy organic coconut cacao mousse. Proud and grateful mama! Passing on the tradition. Continue reading