“Have you ever thought of cooking as a spiritual experience? A zen state of mind? Leslie Cerier has, and when she talks about cooking or picking and smelling herbs from her vegetable garden, I was transported.
Leslie has a wonderful approach to cooking that I am so excited to share with you. She talks about focusing our minds and slowing down before diving in to a recipe, then using that focus to express yourself through your cooking and your presentation.” says Lisa King.
Cilantro Pesto is great on pasta and super inside vegetarian sushi. Today, I ventured beyond just adding hemp seeds and black sesame seeds to my exotic organic Jade Pearl Rice and salad greens. In fact, the whole combo was new: fresh lettuce, thai basil and mustard greens from my organic garden and cilantro pesto made yesterday with garlic scapes. I made a quick and easy variation of the recipe I created for Nutiva using garlic scapes instead of garlic cloves. Continue reading →
CHICOPEE, Mass. (July 16, 2015; Mass Appeal TV, NBC affiliate Channel 22) – Infuse the flavors of Thai cooking into your summer dishes utilizing fresh herbs! The Organic Gourmet Leslie Cerier shows us how to make rice noodles with Thai peanut sauce. Continue reading →
June 21, 2013 Mass Appeal, TV Channel 22 Chicoppe, MA – Making pesto is a wonderful way to add a taste of summer to any dish! Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet, showed us how to make some delicious cilantro pesto. Continue reading →
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.