Tag Archives: Fair Trade

Cookies and Truffles, Hands on Class Dec 2

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Saturday, December 2; 10:30AM-2PM; Amherst, MA

Hands on Organic Farm to Table Cooking Class

MMMMM Cookies and Chocolate/CacaoTruffles! From Ginger and Spice, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Espresso Cookies, Apricot Almond Thumb Print Cookies, just to name a few. This fun and informative hands-on vegetarian cooking classes is designed for both novice and seasoned cooks and bakers. Gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier shows you how to Continue reading

Leslie’s Espresso Cookies


Easy to prepare, these delicious cookies are great for snacking and dessert. Vegan and gluten-free. Dean teamed up with local Organic Gourmet Leslie Cerier to bake up some amazing Espresso Cookies using Deans Beans organic fair trade coffee and cocoa.

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Espresso Cookies, YUM!

Dean and Leslie with espresso cookies

I love my job. I have the privilege of developing recipes with Deans Beans organic and fair trade cocoa and coffee. Here I am with Dean Cycon in my gourmet country kitchen in Western Mass after shooting the recipe video for these rich, fudge-like Espresso cookies. Continue reading

Mocha Cake

Mocha Cake for Deans Beans

Imagine eating this delicious mocha cake warm out of the oven. YUM!

The UFOs, as Deans Beans’ calls their organic fair trade chocolate discs, on top and inside the cake, are slightly gooey. To add to the fun, I used Deans Beans’ organic, fair trade cocoa, and coffee, too, cause this is a recipe I created for Deans Beans. We will make a video of it soon and give you the recipe. Sneak peak, Continue reading

Make your Own Horseradish and Charoset

Happy Passover and Happy Spring Everyone! Once you see how quick and easy it is to make your own grated horseradish and charoset, the nut and dried fruit dish that is part of the seder plate, I hope you will make your own.  Continue reading