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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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Farm to Fork Radio Interview

Fresh basil in the organic garden

Please have a listen to my interview on Farm to Fork Radio about being a farm to table organic vegetarian chef, when and how I got started; how I create my recipes for companies and private clients, food as medicine, hands on cooking classes and lots more information on creative vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free cooking for health, vitality and pleasure. Continue reading

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

Celebrate Everyday

Emily flying mom

Happy Holidays!

Hope you had fun with your family! Here I am with one of my daughters, Emily, flying me, while my other daughter Michelle is photographing us. Soon Michelle and I will switch roles. Then we cook and eat some more.

And Wow! What a year! Thank-you for your support and enthusiasm for my group cooking classes, organic farm to table vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free personal chef services; my Impressionistic Nature Photography; create your own A La Carte Gourmet Getaway Weekends, and for bringing friends and family to private cooking classes. Continue reading

Shamanic Photography

Monet’s Spring by Leslie Cerier; Copyright © 2016 Leslie Cerier. All Rights Reserved to Leslie Cerier.

Above, Monet’s Spring as a vertical looks shamanic, spring green moss water reflection on a shallow stream in Western MA Can you see the Chagall Like hound? And the faces in the water? Continue reading