Tag Archives: Kitchen

Organic Flavored Oils w/Fresh Herbs & Spices

organic herbs and spices make a delicious flavored oil

When I first learned how to make my own organic flavored oils with fresh herbs, spices, edible flowers, and wild foods, about 30 years ago, I was so in love with them I just about stopped using my usual organic sesame and extra virgin olive oils. The first flavored oil I made was basil oil, which I drizzled on salads, soups, and steamed vegetables. Then I began cooking with it, using it to sauté and roast vegetables and even to fry eggs. I added it to sauces and used it as a dip for bread, as well as a marinade for sun-dried tomatoes and grilled eggplant. Continue reading

Harvest Time Oil de Mary Jane Leaf

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At harvest time, when cannabis is abundant, you can stuff jars with fan leaves, sugar leaves, and buds (sometimes spicing it up with fresh chilies, basil, cilantro, or oregano), cover the plant material with Organic Virgin Olive Oil, and let nature do its work. Continue reading

Sweet Spot

Sweet Spot with Leslie Cerier and Stephen Katz

The Sweet Spot
Improvised food and music event

with vegetarian chef Leslie Cerier
and cellist/composer Stephen Katz

May 27, 2018
2 – 4 PM
Amherst, Massachusetts

Do you want to dive deeper into improvisational creativity in the kitchen? Continue reading

Designing the Green Kitchen

Natural, local stone for kitchen countersAs a Green Chef, cooking with local, seasonal ,organic produce, it made sense to lessen my carbon footprint and pick out local stone from the local quarry for my kitchen counter. Luckily, I live about an hour away from Ashfield Stone. Picking out my stone required several visits. Which stone slab would look and feel right next to my brick oven? More stone in my passive solar home would also keep my home naturally cool in the summer. The “Pond Ice” Schist stone with ribbons of translucent cream and white, resembles cloud reflections in ponds. Friends said it had the same feel of my Impressionistic Nature Photographs. Continue reading

Great Gifts for the Healthy Gourmet on Your List

Marinated Dried Tomatoes, easy to make, gluten-free, vegan recipe

by Zoe Helene, Huffington Post Green, October 24, 2012

 

For 25 years, Leslie Cerier, aka The Organic Gourmet, has been teaching the art of healthy cooking at some of the finest eco-lifestyle centers and spas in the world. There’s a reason her classes are so popular. Continue reading