Tag Archives: local

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

Vegetarian Express, Quick Meals with Real Whole Foods, new class time

Greens Stir Fry with Goji Berries and Cashews

Sunday January 28, 2PM-5:30PM; Amherst, MA

Hands on Organic Farm to Table Cooking Class

In this hands-on, vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier presents delicious whole foods that are quick, easy to prepare, health enhancing, and nutritious. We will prepare dishes for our lunch by mixing and matching fresh, organic, and seasonal vegetables, herbs with quick-cooking organic vegetarian proteins such as legumes, whole grains, nuts, seeds, local organic grass raised eggs, local grass raised organic goat and cow cheeses. Continue reading

Vegetarian Express, Quick Meals with Real Whole Foods

Corn Grits with Sautéed Kale and Goat Cheddar Cheese vegetarian, gluten-freeVegetarian Express, Quick Meals with Real Whole Foods

Sunday January 28, 2PM-5:30PM; Amherst, MA

In this hands-on, vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier presents delicious whole foods that are quick, easy to prepare, health enhancing, and nutritious. We will prepare dishes for our lunch by mixing and matching fresh, organic, and seasonal vegetables, herbs with quick-cooking organic vegetarian proteins such as Continue reading

Team Building Corporate Cooking Classes

December 15th, 2017 Team Building Hands on Cooking Class/Dinner

in this 3 hour hands-on vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef/teacher and cookbook author Leslie Cerier, presents whole foods that are not just good for you, but also pleasurable and delicious. Come cook and feast on exciting vegetarian dishes that will enhance your immune system, give you energy, rejuvenate your senses, help you maintain an active lifestyle,  and promote better teamwork in the work place. You will learn to cook with spices and our local harvest as we prepare a gourmet meal for our dinner.. Continue reading

Leslie’s Espresso Cookies


Easy to prepare, these delicious cookies are great for snacking and dessert. Vegan and gluten-free. Dean teamed up with local Organic Gourmet Leslie Cerier to bake up some amazing Espresso Cookies using Deans Beans organic fair trade coffee and cocoa.

Makes 1 dozen Continue reading