Archive for ingredient strawberries




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 ...




Food and lifestyle photography workshop in La Toscana

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In the beginning of May, I traveled to Tuscany where Emanuela, Nadia and I held a food and lifestyle photography workshop at Emanuela's family's agriturismo in Vinci.Such beauty.I feel we arrived at the peak of spring with wildflowers growing everywhere, the fields lush and green, the sun shining but with enough morning fog ...




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 ...




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 ...