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Paella, tortilla and sangria – the summer essentials

Seafood paella | Cannelle et Vanille

Summer has arrived in Seattle. You can feel the excitement as weather becomes the topic of conversation and everyone speaks of outdoor meals and sunsets. My friend, and eternally-inspiring, Jenn Elliott-Blake and I created a Spanish dinner that you can enjoy at any time of the year but suits summer entertaining perfectly. West Elm supplied the ...

A comforting soup story for Coastal Living


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 ...

What We Crave on a Rainy Day


Even though I love to travel and explore, I am really a homebody inside. I like to be home, gather my friends around me, and cook for them in the warmth of my kitchen. It is especially true these days as my parents are with us once again for a few weeks. It is crowded, ...