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All About Cacao and Chocolate

Organic Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

Sunday, February 10, 2019; 2PM-5PM; Amherst, MA

In this hands-on, organic, vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier offers cacao and chocolate for our health and pleasure. We will explore cacao and cocoa as aphrodisiacs, arousing body, mind and spirit as we prepare a variety of easy to make and outrageous to eat and drink: hot beverages, hot fudge, truffles,  and/or cacao chocolate chip cake or chevre cheesecake… Leslie will also offer healthy and delicious snacks to keep us grounded and nourished Continue reading

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.

Eating Your Way to Strong Bones

Quick and Easy Greens in Tahini Sauce, Non Dairy

Saturday November 10; 11AM-2PM: Eating Your Way to Strong Bones; Amherst, MA

Cut through calcium confusion. Discover and prepare delicious vegetarian, seasonal dishes to nourish your bones. Find out all the fabulous whole foods to eat to strengthen your bones and foods to avoid that weaken the bones. We will feast on what we make for our lunch. 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