Archive for spring




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 ...






Fiddlehead ferns, nettles and ricotta gnudi

Fiddlehead ferns

Something mossy, something pickled and definitely, dairy.This is how I described PNW cooking to a friend who was visiting Seattle last week. Well, this is obviously a mere simplification and before I get grief about it, yes, let's point out that here we have amazing shellfish, fungus, berries, root vegetables and stone fruits... the list ...




Terisa’s citrus and the consequential cake and curd

Citrus and olive oil cake with lemon curd | Cannelle et Vanille

When I welcomed spring, I promised you a citrus recipe. Well, there are two. Actually, there were many more that I just threw together in the last few weeks but these are the only two that I wrote down and can realistically say they can be replicated effectively.Because you see, a few weeks ago Terisa ...




First signs

First signs of Spring | Cannelle et Vanille

Spring arrived in Seattle. Well, almost.The cherry and plum trees blossomed overnight. We had sun and warmth... but we also had the rain and cold back. Even hail.Flowers and blossoms popping everywhere even in hazy days can really lift my mood. Actually, I think somehow I prefer it that way. Beauty in the light ...