Archive for ingredient fennel




A summer crab feast and corn and fennel chowder recipe

Summer crab feast | Cannelle et Vanille

There have been many picnics this summer. Some planned, some completely spontaneous. Some pretty, some messy, but all of them with great company. The thing I like about picnics isn't necessarily the food. Yes, that's the ultimate incentive and satisfier, but getting together with friends and children on a sunny summer's day somehow makes summer actually ...




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 ...




Rhubarb and strawberry tartlets scented with orange flower water and vanilla bean

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I have officially been in Seattle for one month now and I have to tell you that I am completely in love with this city. Everywhere I turn, there is a blooming tree or the seagulls nearby at the harbor. I love driving over the Ballard bridge and seeing the fishing boats with their red ...




The citrus groves at Uncle Matt’s

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You know... I love groves and orchards and trees and berry bushes. I love forests. I get it from my father who secretly wishes he lived in a box-like cabin in the middle of a forest. A rainy, autumn-like forest, suits him best. And you know, it all stems from our upbringing. If you have ever been to ...




Thinking about Christmas – a lobster and fennel stew

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I must admit to you that the last few weeks I have been crazed. Moved by the positive reviews my book has been receiving (read here, here, here, here, here)... ... but also learning what it takes to put my work out there for the world to see and read. I know I do that every time ...