Archive for ingredient hazelnuts




Homemade crème fraîche for a cheese and fig cup

homemade crème fraîche | Cannelle et Vanille

When I moved to Seattle, one of the things that struck me the most is how many amazing cheese and ice cream makers there are in the area and how much of their products are featured in restaurants across the city. Dairy is abundant in Washington and when you drive around you see why. There ...




The butter in tarts

Stone fruit and hazelnut tarts | Cannelle et Vanille

I love tarts and I love tarts made with really yellow butter. But you already know that. I also love cream, cheese, ice cream and any milk derived products.I know you do too. So when I was invited by the Washington Dairy Commission to learn more about our state's dairy farmers, I jumped on the ...




An apple, hazelnut and oat cake

Apple, hazelnut and oat cake | Cannelle et Vanille

I don't have any tattoos although for a while I considered getting one. "What would it be?" Jenny asked. Like lightning, I felt an impulse... "a little tiny apple on my knuckle!". No actual tattoo came out of it, but I do think about that spontaneous reply often. This simply to illustrate my love for ...




Strawberries and elderflower

Strawberry and hazelnut crumble with elderflower | Cannelle et Vanille

This past Sunday, I bought the first organic, locally-grown strawberries. Teeny tiny strawberries that reminded me of the mara des bois we had in France."They are grown for flavor, not looks", the grower said to me justifying their small stature and amorphous shape. I didn't need any explanations, really. I could smell them from ...




A comforting soup story for Coastal Living

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Back in July, right in the middle of summer, I styled and photograph a soup story for the November issue of Coastal Living magazine.Comforting and cozy soups (some not gluten-free, which I ended up adapting for myself) that I knew I would come back to once colder months arrived. And I did.Salmon chowder, chicken and ...