Archive for spring




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 ...




Strawberries and elderflower

Strawberry and hazelnut crumble with elderflower | Cannelle et Vanille

This past Sunday, I bought the first organic, locally-grown strawberries. Teeny tiny strawberries that reminded me of the mara des bois we had in France. "They are grown for flavor, not looks", the grower said to me justifying their small stature and amorphous shape. I didn't need any explanations, really. I could smell them from ...




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 ...




A rhubarb and rose cake for a flower class

Rhubarb and rose cake | Cannelle et Vanille

Last weekend, Chelsea Fuss stopped by the studio to teach a floral design workshop. It was the last in-person class that Chelsea will be teaching for a while before she embarks on an European adventure. It was also the perfect opportunity to bake with the rose extract and petals that I had been saving for ...