Archive for spring




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 ...






Dorotea Ceramics

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I have so many friends that inspire me with their art everyday.Today I want to tell you about my friend Carolina Silva who is a Spanish ex-pat living in Seattle. She is a fine art painter, sculpturer and ceramist. In the last year she has been working on her new line of tableware and art-objects ...