Archive for summer

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 breakfast of baked eggs and chanterelles


I am currently in the Basque Country where we hosted a food and lifestyle photography workshop. I will have to tell you all about it when I return home. It was so intense and beautiful. It felt surreal to share so much of my essence with people from all over the world. We ate non-stop, ...

Fig, lobster mushroom, and taleggio – late summer tarts


I have been on a true wild mushroom kick as of late. Late summer will do that to anyone I suppose. Seattle reminds me to the Basque Country in many ways and the variety of mushrooms is one - the late summer heat and rain are necessary.I remember walking the forests with my dad as ...