Herbed Goat Cheese
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Herbed Goat Cheese or with Peppercorns for Relaxed Entertaining

Entertaining should be easy. Invite your neighbours over for drinks and serve this simple appetizer – goat cheese with herbs or peppercorns.

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Thyme Lime Scented Fig Jam
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What to do with Ripe Figs? Make some Fig Jam

If you like figs then this is your season! However, sadly figs have a short shelf life. So what is one to do with a bounty of figs before they spoil?  Make Thyme and Lime Scented Fig Jam, which David describes as easy to make without the hassle of pectin.

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Pork Chops Gratinee Recipe
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Pork Chops Gratinée Recipe Inspired by Cabbage Soup

I posted one of my favorite recipes for a Baked Cabbage Soup; it is an addictive combination of pancetta, bread, cabbage, and cheese. More recently, Susan (from the Provence WineZine) shared a recipe for Pork Chops Gratinée, which really reminded me of the soup.

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salt roasted chicken recipe
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Moist and Tender Salt-Roasted Chicken it’s Child’s Play

What a fabulous introduction to family cuisine involving your little ones in the kitchen with a child’s play approach to cooking their supper. This is David’s adaptation of salt-roasted chicken from an amazing cookbook designed for children. Read more on David’s day of play exploring La Cuisine est un jeu …

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Potted Salmon Recipe Cocoa and Lavender
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English Origins for a French Style Potted Salmon Recipe

A dish of potted salmon might sound a little more British than French, but David’s idea was to create a pink-on-pink meal. The potted salmon appetizer led off the evening paired with a rosé from Mirabeau Wine.

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fennel Langoustine Ragoût
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Impress your Guests with a Fennel and Langoustine Ragoût with Saffron

Ragoût of Fennel and Langoustine with Saffron for a dinner party? This savoury “stew” is served on little boxes of puff pastry. Inspired by Provence, David decided on a pink-theme for their dinner starting with a potted salmon appetizer and this served this impressive seafood main course.

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tarte aux tomates #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
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A Perfectly French Lunch Tarte aux Tomates

Celebrate summer with this light and savoury tart highlighting the season’s best tomatoes. David made the Tarte aux Tomates to celebrate July 14th – Bastille day – a summer lunch. Once you have tasted this perfect combination of summer produce with mustard and cheese you will want to make it over and …

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Duck Confit Hash Cake
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David’s Recipe for Duck Confit Hash and Eggs

Rich and decadent come to mind when eating this delicious brunch sensation. Silkie eggs take center stage atop succulent duck and veggie hash surrounded by sweet and sour cherry pearls.

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