Archive for appetizer




Homemade crème fraîche for a cheese and fig cup

homemade crème fraîche | Cannelle et Vanille

When I moved to Seattle, one of the things that struck me the most is how many amazing cheese and ice cream makers there are in the area and how much of their products are featured in restaurants across the city. Dairy is abundant in Washington and when you drive around you see why. There ...




a guide to mushroom foraging

A guide to mushroom foraging | Cannelle et Vanille

I grew up in a family of mushroom foragers. It truly was a thing in the Basque Country - still is. Everyone I knew did it. Does it. Watched the weather for days, hiked for miles, returned furiously frustrated at the lack of funghi, always kept an ear open for by-passer conversations to see if ...




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 ...