Archive for winter




Lentils with mushrooms, kale and eggs from Ashley Rodriguez’s “Date Night In”

French lentils with kale, mushrooms and eggs | Cannelle et Vanille

I am so excited to share with you that my friend Ashley Rodriguez of award-winning blog Not Without Salt has published her first book Date Night In. I have been cooking from it since the day it arrived and I cannot rave enough about it. The chicken and pumpkin seed posole has become part of ...




Citrus cake for the winter blues

Citrus and yogurt cake | Cannelle et Vanille

A few days ago I received the most generous gift from my friend Terisa in California. A box filled with infinite varieties of citrus, guava and persimmons, which grow right on her property. See the array on my last post. Quite remarkable. Also quite hard to visualize given the lack of sunshine in the Pacific ...




An inspired mid-winter dinner

Aran Goyoaga's Seattle studio. Photo by Dorothee Brand

At the end of January, when Seattle was still dark and hibernating, my friend and stylist Jenn Elliott-Blake and I decided to get people out of their homes into my studio for a simple mid-winter communal dinner.I shared recipes from that event on the blog before, but now I wanted to share images from ...




A story about home… and some lunch recipes

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This is a story about home - where home is and what home means to me these days.And also, about what probably defines to eat lunch with me. Fish, involved, of course.We arrived in Seattle 357 days ago.People ask me "why Seattle?" all the time. Many seem surprised that I am indeed new to ...




A frozen fruit crumb tart

Gluten and dairy free raspberry and rhubarb crumb tart

Life seems to be moving fast these days.In the last year, the busy-ness (which by the way... I heavily dislike to even admit that word) has really made me explore phone photography. It is a double sword this iPhone photography...... part laziness, part portability, part swiftness.Instagram has really been an important platform for ...