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pumpkin brown-butter cakes

Pumpkin brown-butter cakes | Cannelle et Vanille

I love winter for its silence.I have this need to regenerate, so I hibernate. Partly due to exhaustion, but mostly because of darkness. I feel a lack of words lately and I mostly show the world around me through images. So I leave you with them. The images of snow and these brown-butter, spiced-pumpkin ...




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 ...




An apple, hazelnut and oat cake

Apple, hazelnut and oat cake | Cannelle et Vanille

I don't have any tattoos although for a while I considered getting one. "What would it be?" Jenny asked. Like lightning, I felt an impulse... "a little tiny apple on my knuckle!". No actual tattoo came out of it, but I do think about that spontaneous reply often. This simply to illustrate my love for ...




A basic granola bar recipe for autumn to come

Basic granola bar recipe | Cannelle et Vanille

School started last week. Morning fog returned. Leaves are changing and I can smell autumn in the air. My favorite time of year with the anticipation of coziness, gatherings and squash soup.Many mornings, after I drop off Jon and Miren at school, I take a walk through Discovery Park in Seattle. I particularly love it ...




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 ...