Tag Archives: nourish

Soups and Stews for Health and Vitality

Organic, Vegan. deliciousCoconut Curried Red Lentil Soup with Spinach

Sunday, January 20, 2019; 11AM-2PM; Amherst, MA

The moment is bliss when you sit down and dip your spoon into a steamy, fragrant bowl of soup. A feast for the senses, soup seems to nourish the soul as well as the body. In this hands-on, organic farm to table, vegetarian cooking class, gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier will show you how to make a wide variety of soup sensations from light and simple to thick and hearty. Continue reading

Organic B&B Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom Organic B&B

Master Bedroom in my Organic B&B, Amherst, MA features bamboo and organic bedding, lamp shades made by local artist and Leslie Impressionistic Nature Photography for your pleasure and inspiration. Attached to private bathroom, this eco-friendly, green, meditative, healthy, peaceful room is ideal for a 1-2 people. Nestled in the woods in the passive solar home of The Organic Gourmet Chef, Leslie Cerier. Room also has 4 of Leslie’s impressionistic Nature Photographs for your inspiration. House stays cool during summer. Organic Farm to Table Breakfast offered. Additional gourmet farm to table organic vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free seasonal meals and Private and group cooking classes offered for extra fees. Continue reading

How Stripping Down Taught These Women to Love Their Boobs

Breast-Archives-TRIO1bBreast Archive NY PostL-R) Among the subjects of “The Breast Archives” are Heather, Petra and Leslie. Courtesy of The Breast Archives”

How stripping down taught these women to love their boobs

By Melissa Malamut; November 12, 2018; New York Post

On a trip to Egypt in 2011, Meagan Murphy became awestruck at the size and detail of the mammoth statues depicting ancient female heroines.

Really, though, she couldn’t stop staring at their breasts.

“I was in one of the temples by the Sudanese border looking at a statue of the goddess Isis, the mother of creation,” the 54-year-old filmmaker tells The Post. “And I got a powerful gut feeling that the breasts contain ancient wisdom.”

That’s why Murphy created “The Breast Archives,” a documentary hitting iTunes today and DVD Nov. 20, featuring nine women whose ages span about four decades, talking about the complicated relationship they have with their breasts — mostly while topless.

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Locavore Salad

organic locavore salad

Organic locavore salad with tahini miso dressing. YUM! Local goat feta, fried wild chicken of the woods mushrooms, which I found in the woods behind my home. The fresh lemon basil herbs, nasturtiums and borage edible flowers came from my garden. Grateful for a such a local, seasonal, quick and easy feast! Continue reading

Foraging for Wild Mushrooms

 

Jade and I finding mystery wild mushroom

Today, I had a sweet time hiking with my friend and community herbalist, Jade Alicandro Mace. As we entered the woods in Wendell MA, we soon found a beautiful lion’s mane mushroom on log on the forest floor. With delight, I photographed it and Jade took out her knife and made a clean cut. Pleased we walked on and soon came to the tree above, which had several Hericium coralloides! Close relative of Lions Mane and also edible!! Also called comb tooth. We harvested Continue reading