Tag Archives: hands on cooking classes

Everything is Coming Up Roses

Lush, sweet scented, organic rosesLush, sweet scented, organic roses, berry bushes, just a short walk from my kitchen herb garden. To the right of the roses is a very large organic vegetable, herb and flower garden. Continue reading

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

Buckwheat Flour Makes Great Pancakes

Organic Gourmet Breakfast pancakes and fruit salad

My friend Linda came to Esalen Institute when I taught 2 hands organic farm to table vegetarian cooking classes. She had a revelation after eating my buckwheat pancakes. The quick and easy gluten-free buckwheat pancakes I taught in my breakfast class were deliciously light unlike the heavy ones from her childhood memories. Continue reading

Edible Organic Nasturtium Flowers

Leslie Cerier picking organic nasturtiums in the Esalen organic Garden From pale yellow to deep red, organic nasturtium flowers are easy to grow. In fact, they reseeded themselves in my organic garden. Their mildly peppery taste is a great addition to garden green salads, nori rice rolls, croquettes, sandwiches, whole grain dishes, and other gluten-free, vegetarian dishes. You can also eat the Continue reading

Luxurious Organic Gourmet Retreats

Leslie Gourmet Getaway 1Come and experience organic lifestyle and a luxurious gourmet retreat. Come for a weekend or 2 or more nights during the week. Enjoy scrumptious healthy meals based on the local harvest and customized to your dietary preferences. Take private hands on cooking classes and learn to cook delicious farm to table, organic vegetarian, vegan, and/or gluten free dishes with Leslie Cerier, world renown chef and cooking teacher in the beautiful, peaceful woods in Western Massachusetts! Lush flower and organic vegetable gardens surround the passive solar, beautiful home.

organic B&B

Customize your visit. Come for the weekend, an overnight or several days during the week. You can take private cooking lessons, enjoy farm to table meals,enjoy forest bathing, hike on trails out the back door, bike, snow shoe, swim, recharge and relax immersed in nature. Continue reading