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07 Hazelnut Brownies with Chocolate Chips is Gluten-Free

Calendula flowers are edible. Light and filled with sunshine, they make everything pretty from brownies, pies, salads, sandwiches, appetizers, marinated dried tomatoes. I love turning folks on in cooking classes to using edible flowers as garnishes for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals. And they are easy to grow organic. Flowering again and again all through the summer and fall in New England, where I live, garden, host an organic B&B and teach private and group hands on cooking classes. I also like to add calendula petals to marinated dried tomatoes, and other infused oils and vinegar to preserve summer in a bottle. Especially beautiful in vases, especially in the fall when many flowers have come and gone. And for those cloudy days, when a little sunshine lifts our spirits.

Organic Calendula Flowers

Chevre pie with edible calendula flowers

Come take a garden to table cooking class with me. I offer private and group classes

Luscious Organic Lifestyle Retreats

It’s an experience! Immersed in nature, come learn Leslie’s technique for creating “the yum in your life”. Come experience the sanctuary. 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.

Depending on the season, you can take a hike, bike, cross country ski on trails out the back door. Swim in clean ponds and lakes, a short drive away. Come visit.

Please email me for more info and dates available.


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