Archive for winter




An apple and hazelnut tart with a little leftover linzer dough

Apple and hazelnut tart | Cannelle et Vanille

I am hibernating.A tarot card reader recently told me that hibernating is exactly what I need to be doing. Looking inward and not making too many plans until the spring.I have been doing exactly that. Working but also trying to quiet down my mind. The environment certainly helps - the rain, the fog, the ...








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 ...