Happy Summer! I have spent everyday happily gardening. Nurturing organic vegetables, herbs, garlic, edible and perennial flowers. Nibbling on wild berries, too. Lots of swimming and of course, lots of gratitude. Visits from clients coming to enjoy a luxurious organic gourmet retreat, teaching private cooking classes, and being a Personal Chef, catering vegan and vegetarian farm to table dinner parties for 1-2 dozen people.Continue reading
Come to the the sanctuary. Immersed in nature, come learn Leslie’s technique for creating “the lusciousness in your life”. Leslie will teach you how to incorporate a nourishing home environment with the art of self care, gourmet vegetarian, organic farm to table meals, and “loving kindness” hands on cooking classes. Come for a weekend, a few days or a whole week. The beauty, nourishment and peace will follow you home.
Minutes from the center of Amherst, MA, home of the 5 colleges, Leslie has created an oasis. Literally, I contracted and did some work to build my passive solar, beautiful home with my then husband with all natural building materials. And that’s a good story that I would love to share with you.Continue reading
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
Clusters of puff mushrooms are growing on the wood chips around my organic raspberry patch. Thank you very much mother nature for this free delicious food. Puff mushrooms are like tofu, taking on the flavor of whatever you sauté them with, and they are also delicious simply sautéed in EV00 and garlic.
Vegetarian Cooking from the Heart ❤️️
As much as I love traveling to delicious places to teach farm to table organic vegetarian cooking, I am grateful for the opportunity to bring people into my passive solar home, especially on hot summer days, to stay cool, connect to nature, cook up an organic feast, and eat overlooking the gardens. “Embody A Delicious Life.” Continue reading