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The Contemplative Feast, Returning to Self

The Contemplative Feast, Returning to Self, Sunday, March 4 at 11 AM – 2:30 PM, Shutesbury, MA

Are you overwhelmed by everything that is happening in the world and in your life? Are you craving a space to slow down and get in touch with yourself? Do you hear about the benefits of meditation but need support in practicing it? Are you feeling disconnected from your body? Are you looking for a space to join in community and celebrate the local harvest?

Come join mother and daughter Leslie Cerier and Michelle Huber for a day of nourishment.
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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

Improvisational Cooking for Health and Pleasure November 25

Coconut Curry Lentil and Teff Vegetable Stew

A Hands on Vegetarian Class with Leslie Cerier

November 25, 2017 – 4:30pm7:00pm

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Beautiful Autumn Greetings!

Fall Path

Fall Path Impressionistic Nature Photograph by Leslie Cerier available in note cards, canvas and giclee prints. Copyright © 2004 Leslie Cerier. All Rights Reserved to Leslie Cerier.

Summer has come and gone and now it is the time to harvest and gather ourselves, dream big, shine our light, and cook up nourishing organic meals, feasts for all our senses. To inspire your home cooking, and luscious living, I am having an art show and offering 4 group hands on cooking classes by popular demand: Continue reading

Shutesbury Artist Collective, Five local artists open their homes to you!

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal TV April 26, 2017)  Five women artists in one corner of Shutesbury, MA offer this opportunity to tour their home studios the day before Mothers Day.

We heard from:

  • Valerie Gilman creates sculpture and pottery in her home studio, teaches art and guides people in creative process as a tool for personal healing and growth.
  • Ziporah Hildebrandt coaxes nature’s colors from garden trees, plants and flowers. Using contemporary eco methods and Japanese shibori traditions, she naturally dyes patterns on silk.
  • Leslie Cerier uses her camera like a paintbrush. Passionate about light, water and landscapes, she clicks the shutter when she sees that rich, afternoon peak sunlight, creating impressionistic nature photographs that look like paintings.

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