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Organic Fresh Basil

Picking Organic Basil at the Brookfield Farm

Every Summer, I love to pick lots of fresh organic basil to make pesto, flavored oils, dressings, among other delicious farm to table vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes for personal chef clients, private and group cooking classes and for myself, family and friends. I also freeze lots of pesto to eat during the winter months and give away as YUMMY gifts. YUM! Above you see me at my organic CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) the Brookfield Farm, the biodynamic farm, I am have been a member of for 30 years. Though, I have my own organic garden, joining a CSA is my food land security. Part of living the super luscious life; locavore, eating with the seasons, stocking up, healthy, organic lifestyle, 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 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

Healthy Fats vs Bad Fats

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal TV; Sept 19, 2013) – We all need a certain amount of healthy fats in our diets for energy and to help our bodies absorb important vitamins, but which fats should you choose?

Leslie Cerier, “The Organic Gourmet” shared more about healthy fats vs bad fats on WWLP TV 9/19/13. Continue reading

Garlic Scapes, YAY!

Garlic Scapes
Garlic Scapes are here! YAY!

Garlic Scapes are the flowering tops of garlic. While we wait for the garlic bulb to mature and fatten up. We snap them off the scapes, also known as garlic flowers. Delicious and tender, try them in stir fries, pesto, dressings, sauces; anywhere you might use garlic cloves or scallions.

And if you like, you can also use the scape to make Garlic Flavored oil, which you can drizzle on pasta, soup, salad, bread, and more.

Click here for the link for an easy and simple recipe for Garlic Flavored Oil.

Have an great organic feast!