Archive for ingredient vanilla




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 ...




Our new favorite red beet and poppy seed muffins

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It all began when we came home with a handful of baby beets we harvested from our community garden. "Let's go pick the remaining beets before they pull everything out" said Karen who is an avid gardener and whose mother heads our community garden project. She didn't have to tell me twice. The children and ...