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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 ...




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 ...




Terisa’s citrus and the consequential cake and curd

Citrus and olive oil cake with lemon curd | Cannelle et Vanille

When I welcomed spring, I promised you a citrus recipe. Well, there are two. Actually, there were many more that I just threw together in the last few weeks but these are the only two that I wrote down and can realistically say they can be replicated effectively.Because you see, a few weeks ago Terisa ...




A quinoa salad full of spring

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I returned from Tuscany last Saturday night where I had spent ten amazing days teaching a food and lifestyle photography workshop.My head jet-lagged and full of beautiful scenery. The rolling hills, the wildflowers everywhere, the faces, the food. I miss it.I miss our students who enthusiastically joined us in every trip and every exercise.I returned ...




Pink peppercorn-kissed rhubarb and berry cake

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I am blown away by spring in Washington.Everywhere we turn there is a blooming tree or a garden full of color.It was spring break last week and the children were out of school. My friend Lecia invited us for a day trip to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, which is something of an ...