Archive for ingredient vanilla




An apple and hazelnut tart with a little leftover linzer dough

Apple and hazelnut tart | Cannelle et Vanille

I am hibernating.A tarot card reader recently told me that hibernating is exactly what I need to be doing. Looking inward and not making too many plans until the spring.I have been doing exactly that. Working but also trying to quiet down my mind. The environment certainly helps - the rain, the fog, the ...




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 ...




Candied-apple île flottante for a winter-inspired cooking class

Candied-apple île fltotante

Winter hit us with full force in the new year.Not the blizzard, blankets-of-snow kind of winter, but in a very Pacific Northwest way. Drizzle, fog and grey skies. There is ths ghostly beauty to them. Very moody - inducing lots of soup-making and coffee drinking.Hygge, as they say in Denmark.I wanted to also let you ...




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 ...