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Garlic Scapes Makes Great Kale Pesto

Organic Garlic Scapes

This week, I snapped off 80 curly garlic scapes., the mildly flavored flowering tops of the bulbs of garlic growing in my organic garden. This encourages the garlic bulbs to grow bigger. As I wait a few weeks to harvest the garlic bulbs, happily, I can eat and cook the tender, garlic scapes to make vegetarian and vegan pesto, hummus, vegetable stir fries, dressings, garlic infused oils, and 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 Up Your Whole Grains

Organic, gluten-free, Vegetarian Sorghum Salad

Versatile and neutral flavored whole grains pair well with most herbs and spices. Above is my Mediterranean Sorghum Salad, a popular warm weather salad. With a satisfying chew similar to barley, gluten-free sorghum can be stir fried with African spices, or boldly dressed with a ginger miso dressing. Fresh mint, oregano, and chives also make a tasty dressing for this high fiber luscious marinated grain salad. Serve on a bed of lettuce, topped with goat or sheep feta for an Continue reading

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

7 Luscious Recipes with Organic Red Palm Oil

Organic , Vegam. deliciousCoconut Curried Red Lentil Soup with SpinachAs a woman who loves to cook for health and pleasure, I think of mixing and matching my organic, local summer harvest with the rich flavor and buttery texture of organic, unrefined, fair trade red palm oil. While there are a long list of healthy fats to use like sesame, virgin olive and coconut oil, I like variety. Also as an artist in the kitchen, the red palm oil adds a beautiful orange hue to the Coconut Curried Red Lentil Soup With Spinach; plus anti-oxidant rich Beta-carotene and Vitamin E. 

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