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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 ...






pumpkin brown-butter cakes

Pumpkin brown-butter cakes | Cannelle et Vanille

I love winter for its silence.I have this need to regenerate, so I hibernate. Partly due to exhaustion, but mostly because of darkness. I feel a lack of words lately and I mostly show the world around me through images. So I leave you with them. The images of snow and these brown-butter, spiced-pumpkin ...




Cider-baked apples and a bean soup

Baked apples in cider with cranberries and pistachios

When we made the decision to leave Florida, all I craved were seasons. I knew from that moment on I could only live in a place where leaves turn ochre and the rain turns everything blue. I suppose in some ways I just searched for my childhood environment - a place I felt comfortable.Seattle is ...




Pixie Tangerine and Fennel Pots de Creme

A few days ago, as I was being interviewed by Raleigh's News Observer, I began thinking about inspiration. "What inspires you to cook?" is a question I get asked a lot. Right at that moment, I thought of these pixie tangerines we had just brought home days earlier. Anything this sweet, fragrant and beautiful to ...