Fig pizza ingredients #Recipe #Figs #Pizza @Hildast
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Recipe for Fig Pizza from Caromb

Fig Pizza A simple yet stunning creation that is great as an hors d’oeuvre or simple lunch served with a salad. The list of ingredients is small and it takes about 10 minutes to prepare this flavorful dish.

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Garden Furniture @Hildast
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Garden Furniture Impulse buy or 3 year search

Perhaps it is the weather or the hunt for a bargain that drives literally thousands of people to visit a brocante (second-hand markets) especially in the summer. Well-known places such as Isle-sur-la Sorgue seamlessly blend antiques with second hand goods. I have never known what is a bargain and what …

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Figs in #Provence #fig @Recipes @PerfProvence
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Savoury Recipe Duck Breasts with figs

This main dish is a recipe from Hilda it is easy to prepare and a perfect savoury pairing with duck and figs.

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Sponsor #Artist #Vernissage @Hildast
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Art in Provence

I cannot claim to be an art critic however I know what I like and this summer I was invited to a vernissage (from the French verb to varnish which is an interesting choice!). This preview event is usually by invitation and what better setting than Crillon-le-Brave? Nestling into the …

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Figs in #Provence #fig @Recipes @PerfProvence
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Fig Recipes for all Seasons

My good friend Carola has the most amazing fig trees in her garden. Twice a year they are laden with fruit and she has become something of an expert in creating new ways of eating this healthy crop. No matter how much you like a fresh fig after a while …

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Santons Avignon 2014 #Avignon @Hildast
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Avignon at Christmas who moved the market?

Hilda Stearn tries to visit Provence every November in time for the Christmas markets. Here, is the story from her 2014 visit: A bit of artistic license perhaps as our visit was in early December! However, it is something of a ritual that we visit the Christmas market in Avignon …

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Ingredients for Tomato Jam by @Hildast
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Would you like to try some Tomato Jam

Hilda visited Forcalquier with some friends in the fall and stayed at a charming B&B. The cool temperatures in Haute Provence allowed for some local exploring and a bit of eating. Keep reading to learn about tomato jam: Breakfast in France is so very different to home, and this was …

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Aigo Blanco Restaurant #Forcalquier
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Where are we going to eat in Forcalquier on a Sunday

Hilda Stearn visited Forcalquier in Haute Provence in the autumn. You can read about the lovely place she stayed and the local spa here. In today’s 24/7 society it is easy to forget that in some parts of France this development has yet to take hold. Arriving late in the …

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Le Mas Pont Roman Bedroom @Hildast
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Walking in the footsteps of the Romans

Hilda Stearn shares a series of posts from her visit to Provence in November.  Don’t wait until the fall to visit Forcalquier in Haute Provence it is beautiful all year round and the summer market is delightful. Read on to find out where Hilda stayed and her impressions of the …

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Pre D'Islan #Avignon @hildast
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Le Pre d’Islan an Oasis of Calm in Montfavet Avignon

Back in 2006, I got to know a family living on the outskirts of the village via my mum. The family were very kind to me during her short illness and made a special point of keeping in touch thereafter. In 2007, we received an invitation to a wedding in …

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