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Organic Kale, Cilantro and Basil Pesto

Organic Kale

This week, I made my first Kale Pesto. I read about them and then once I had a fresh bunch of kale and lots of fresh harvested garlic scapes, I blended them with hemp: hemp seeds and hemp oil, some lemon infused olive oil and ume vinegar. I love pesto and have many with hemp seeds instead of the traditional pine nuts. I like hemp because of the exceptional nutritional profile: loaded with omega 3s, high in anti-oxidants, fiber, zinc, magnesium, iron, easy to digest complete protein… I could go on and on. Please email me and ask me more about why I love hemp: but for now, this blog is about pesto. Continue reading

Garlic Scapes Makes Great Kale Pesto

Organic Garlic Scapes

This week, I snapped off 80 curly garlic scapes., the mildly flavored flowering tops of the bulbs of garlic growing in my organic garden. This encourages the garlic bulbs to grow bigger. As I wait a few weeks to harvest the garlic bulbs, happily, I can eat and cook the tender, garlic scapes to make vegetarian and vegan pesto, hummus, vegetable stir fries, dressings, garlic infused oils, and Continue reading

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

Cookies and Truffles, Hands on Class Dec 2

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Saturday, December 2, 2018; 10:30AM-2PM; Amherst, MA

Hands on Organic Farm to Table Cooking Class

MMMMM Cookies and Chocolate/Cacao Truffles! From Ginger and Spice, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Espresso Cookies, Apricot Almond Thumb Print Cookies, just to name a few. This fun and informative hands-on vegetarian cooking classes is designed for both novice and seasoned cooks and bakers. Gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier shows you how to Continue reading

Quick and Easy Cilantro Mint Dressing

Organic, dairy-free Cilantro Mint Dressing

With fresh herbs and spices: cilantro, mint, and garlic you can make this creamy dressing. You can use organic extra virgin olive oil or organic, fair trade, red palm oil, or hemp oil, just to name a few healthy choices. Thanks to Tracy Eller for the photo