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potato and smoked salmon salad by the pantry

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Hello from the Basque Country where I will be spending the month of July. I just returned from teaching a workshop in the French Basque Country and will share photos from that time soon.But in the meantime, I wanted to share with you the recipe I recently photographed for The Pantry Seattle.What describes summer ...




Chard, fennel, bean soup with clams and pistachio pesto

Chard, fennel, bean soup with clams and pistachio pesto | Cannelle et Vanille

I spotted the first signs of spring around Seattle this week when some of the cherry blossom trees lining Queen Anne opened their tiny pink blooms. Daffodils, anemones and the first peeking of tulip bulbs. Still frosty but shedding some layers.Still in the midst of winter but I did buy some forced rhubarb at the ...




A summer picnic in Iceland

Summer picnic in Iceland | Cannelle et Vanille

Will you forgive me for posting two picnic stories in a row? As I mentioned on my last post, there have been so many picnics this summer. Most of them in Seattle, but I have to tell you I love having picnics everywhere I go. Let's get outside - rain or shine. Today I want ...




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 ...




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 ...