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Portugal food and storytelling photography workshop | June 4-8, 2015

Portugal food and lifestyle photography workshop with Aran Goyoaga | June 4-8, 2015

Another workshop announcement!I am teaching a 3-day food and storytelling photography workshop in Melides, Portugal June 4-8. We will be staying at Uva do Monte, an old working farm converted into a beautiful estate. A blueberry farm, beautiful deserted beach, renovated old-charm rooms, Portuguese cuisine... the perfect setting for time learning about how I approach ...






Lentils with mushrooms, kale and eggs from Ashley Rodriguez’s “Date Night In”

French lentils with kale, mushrooms and eggs | Cannelle et Vanille

I am so excited to share with you that my friend Ashley Rodriguez of award-winning blog Not Without Salt has published her first book Date Night In. I have been cooking from it since the day it arrived and I cannot rave enough about it. The chicken and pumpkin seed posole has become part of ...




Citrus cake for the winter blues

Citrus and yogurt cake | Cannelle et Vanille

A few days ago I received the most generous gift from my friend Terisa in California. A box filled with infinite varieties of citrus, guava and persimmons, which grow right on her property. See the array on my last post. Quite remarkable. Also quite hard to visualize given the lack of sunshine in the Pacific ...




New year inspiration

Citrus | Cannelle et Vanille

I hope you had a great holiday and new year. I welcomed 2015 in Seattle. It has been definitely a time of hibernation with haze, rain and all the elements one imagines when thinking of Seattle. There is a reason winter exists, I remind myself. To gather strength and ideas. I thoroughly love a time ...