Tag Archives: seasonal cooking

Organic, Wild Blueberries

organic blueberries

Feeling the blessing of Mother Nature. She gave me wild blueberries and it is such a joy to go out each morning and graze with the birds on native ripe blueberries. With 20 bushes and many low bushes multiplying and thriving in the woods near my home, there is plenty to nibble. And Continue reading

Get A Private Group Cooking Class

Corn Grits with Sautéed Kale and Goat Cheddar Cheese vegetarian, gluten-free

For over 30 years, I have been teaching hands on farm to table vegetarian group and private cooking classes. Michelle and Anthony came this winter for one of them: The Vegetarian Express, Quick Meals with Whole Real Foods. We cooked and ate 3 delicious recipes that expanded everyone’s cooking repertoire and knife skills. They loved the class so much that they gathered a group of 7 friends to come back for a 3-hour private group class to expand their quick Continue reading

Dinner Party

Shiitake Mushroom Risotto with Saffron and Butternut Squash

I love to cook, and as an Organic Farm to Table Vegetarian Personal Chef, for over 30 years, I enjoy going into people’s home and cooking up a feast for special occasions.

Here is the Organic Vegetarian Menu I created for and with my client for her upcoming 50th Birthday Dinner: Continue reading

Organic Vegetarian Farm to Table Demo Dinner

Friday, July 7th; 6PM-9:30PM, Shutesbury, MALeslie's gourmet getaway weekend

 In this fun and informative cooking demonstration, gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier shows you how to use herbs and spices to make delicious, globally-inspired dishes. Relax comfortably with an organic glass of wine or refreshing water infused with fresh  herbs from Leslie’s organic garden, as you watch Leslie cook up a vegetarian feast for your dinner. Feel free to ask questions, as you observe Leslie’s time-saving strategies, Continue reading

Swapping Ingredients; Fixing Seasonings

Leslie Cerier's Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

Today, I had fun making this Sweet Potato Pie, swapping ingredients and procedures and having it come out fine. First, I decided to swap hazelnut oil for virgin coconut oil. Got to admit, I do like the flavor of coconut better in pastries, but this vegan pie is still delicious. Then in my Continue reading