Archive for appetizer




Summer tartines – ricotta, prosciutto and something sweet – and favorites list

Summer tartines | Cannelle et Vanille

I posted this photo on instagram over the weekend and the response was unanimous - "we want to know what is in there". Essentially. I never think of sharing recipes like these because they are so simple. No-recipe recipe. I just take whatever I have in the refrigerator and stack it on toasted bread. I ...




A summer crab feast and corn and fennel chowder recipe

Summer crab feast | Cannelle et Vanille

There have been many picnics this summer. Some planned, some completely spontaneous. Some pretty, some messy, but all of them with great company. The thing I like about picnics isn't necessarily the food. Yes, that's the ultimate incentive and satisfier, but getting together with friends and children on a sunny summer's day somehow makes summer actually ...




Peas and favas everyday

Peas and favas with prosciutto and eggs | Cannelle et Vanille

I am currently in the Basque Country. We will be here for a few weeks this summer. We arrived to beautiful weather and lush landscape. Still recovering from jet-lag, we have slowly been taking strolls in old familiar places and mainly, spending time with my family. I want to share with you the recipe for a ...




Paella, tortilla and sangria – the summer essentials

Seafood paella | Cannelle et Vanille

Summer has arrived in Seattle. You can feel the excitement as weather becomes the topic of conversation and everyone speaks of outdoor meals and sunsets. My friend, and eternally-inspiring, Jenn Elliott-Blake and I created a Spanish dinner that you can enjoy at any time of the year but suits summer entertaining perfectly. West Elm supplied the ...