Archive for autumn




London before Christmas

London before Christmas | Cannelle et Vanille

Two weeks ago, I was invited by the Andaz Liverpool hotel in London to come experience the hotel and everything its neighborhood had to offer during the holiday season. It had been ten years since I had spent time in London and I had been eager to visit during Christmastime. The lights, the holiday markets, ...




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 ...




Pink pearl apple pie

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Apple picking season has begun and I wrote a guide about it for Conde Nast Traveler - where to go, what to pick and a super easy apple pie recipe.We went apple picking a couple of weeks ago and hope to make it again soon. My two favorite farms in Washington are Bellewood and ...