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Summer Gourmet Getaway

Dreamy south facing deck of my home, early morning in July. This is one of my favorite times of the year. Well, I am biased, it is my birthday month. I love the summer heat. Abundant, Organic flowers, some for vases, some for eating, plenty to see in the lush gardens; seasonal veggies, loads of blueberries and raspberries to pick for snacking, adding beauty and nourishment. And by the way, these lilies are edible and gorgeous as a garnish for summer fresh salads.

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Red Cardinal, Nature Photography

May we all find peace and our passions find flight

“Red Cardinal” Impressionistic Nature Photograph by Leslie Cerier; Copyright © 2004 Leslie Cerier. All Rights Reserved to Leslie Cerier.

My artwork is for inspiration and healing. Capturing the Soul of the Moment, I hike into the woods and take photos using natural sunlight. The sun calls me to a spot, I click the shutter, when I see that dancing light, peak light. These patterns are also called refractory patterns of light by scientists. I call them Jewels in the Water. Red Cardinal was taken in the autumn, with colorful leaves in a shallow stream, near my home. Continue reading

Organic and Sustainable Living Chopping Wood

Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet chops woods. A great work out, like having my own gym in my backyard and then I get to heat my house with it.

And I am wearing organic cotton clothes.

Vegetarian Cooking Class Feast

A Feast from one of my cooking workshops

A banquet feast of farm to table organic vegetarian dishes; every time I teach, right before we eat, we share our learning experience: cooking with new ingredients. In the photo are vegan, gluten free mac and cheese made with quinoa pasta and a delicious cashew cheese made with veggies, spices and nutritional yeast; teff grain garnished with edible flowers; amazing chèvre vegetable and garden fresh herbs quiche; garden fresh picked salad greens  I love to travel and teach and also love to teach at home. Please come visit, study with me, and stay at my organic b&b or bring me to you worldwide Continue reading

Butterfly Eyes

Photo by Leslie Cerier in her organic flower garden

  Butterfly Eyes by Leslie Cerier; Copyright © 2004 Leslie Cerier. All Rights reserved to Leslie Cerier

I took this photo of a butterfly on bee balm in one of my organic flower gardens outside my passive solar home in the beautiful woods in Shutesbury, MA. There are many colorful butterflies flying round my organic vegetable, flower and herb gardens from spring to fall. Come enjoy a rendezvous with hummingbirds and lots of colorful flowers. Happy and Peaceful! Surrounded by Nature.  Continue reading