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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I am very thankful for all of you.

Thanks to the farmers, who worked hard to grow and harvest an abundance of organic produce for us to thrive. Thanks to my family, neighbors, friends, my supportive and loving community for their light, love and opportunities to grow. Thanks to all those that came out to my cooking workshops to discover and taste something new. Thank you to all who came out for an overnight stay in my home. It is such a joy to feed you!

I plan on offering more retreat opportunities for you to come and relax. Take a cooking class, and enjoy the beauty and peace in the woods in Western MA. Thanks to all those that came to my open studios and sale for my Impressionistic Nature Photography. If you missed the show, and want to make an appointment to come and see my work, please email me: and we will find a time. I am in the process of updating my website so that soon, no matter where you are, you can see the images and enjoy them. I am working with the themes of Water, Transformation and Light and you can find many of the images here: I am grateful to integrate them into the ambience of my home to enhance your super luscious and sustainable lifestyle when you come for an overnight, take a class, and enjoy my farm to table meals.

Thanks to the staff at the Gazette for continuing to work hard and cover local stories: including 5 festive recipes for your Thanksgiving Feast:

Thanks to WWLP Channel 22 TV for welcoming me back to their TV kitchen. This time to share my recipe for quick, easy, gluten-free Amaranth Corn Croquettes:

Those of you from my Esalen farm to table workshops might remember these as delicious appetizers we enjoyed hot out of pan with a glass of wine. I highly recommend them for quick lunch, holiday appetizer or just because. You will also find the recipe in my cookbook, Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook, A Seasonal Vegetarian Cookbook

And, I am thankful to my daughter Michelle, whom I am enjoying collaborating with in the Contemplative Feast. Thanks to all that came to our first one in November on a Saturday. We enjoyed offering it and this December 4th, we are offering The Contemplative Feast on Sunday with the theme of Bringing in the Light. Still time to register, space is limited to only 10 participants. Click here for more info:


Organic Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting





Thanks to those that came for my first cooking class in my kitchen with my local stone counters, “Eating Your way to Strong Bones”. And next hands on cooking class is Dec 15, 6-9PM: “How to Feast and Not Gorge, Cooking with Healthy Fats for the Holidays”. Still room for a few more and please register sooner than later for a discount: You will find information here: and for more upcoming classes.

I hope your local harvest nourishes you, your family and friends and that you have a sweet holiday season!

And if you are looking for signed copies of my cookbooks for gifts or note cards of my artwork, please email me:

And now I would love to hear from you, what are you thankful for?

Have a delicious and peaceful Thanksgiving


Thanks to Tracey Eller for all the great photos except the Selfie of Michelle and Leslie by Michelle Huber

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