Saffron crocus blooms in Provence @girlgonegallic
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French Saffron – Facts, Fun, History and Legends

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: French Saffron was first cultivated in Southern France by the Romans. After the decline of the Roman Empire, its use all but disappeared until the Moors brought it back again during the Black Death Era as a potential cure. In fact, demand became …

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Saffron Harvest Provence #TastesofProvence @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal ProducersTaste

Farm Visit to le Moulin de Jarjayes Understanding Saffron in Provence

In October, the Provencal sun takes its time rising above the horizon, like an old dog mentally weighing the effort of its next move. In the Jabron Valley, at 600 meters, about 10 kilometres from Sisteron, autumn mornings can be particularly frosty with single digit temperatures. However, the saffron harvest …

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Roasted Apricot Dessert Cooking Classes @JeanMartin @Toquadom
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Provencal Inspired Roasted Apricot Dessert with Honey and Almonds

This dessert recipe can be made on the BBQ or in the oven. Easy to prepare the combination of roasted apricots and yogurt-cream are a match made in Provencal heaven.

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Un Jour a la Campagne @IsabellaIbba
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal ProducersTaste

Jam for is Not Just for Breakfast in Provence

Isabelle Jouhanneau makes her Un Jour à la Campagne jams the traditional way; in copper pots with fresh ingredients and no additives. Originally from the Alpes de Haute Provence, she is now settled in the Luberon close to Bonnieux. Jouhanneau spent some time in Morocco, where she ran a tea shop, and …

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Rosemary, Thyme and Sage herb garden #Eygalieres @PhilipRemDePro
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Herbes de Provence Garden in Eygalières

Contributor blog post by Philippe Goninet: The Sentiers de l’Abondance opened not so far ago and had been on my “to visit list” for a while. And I luckily found time to the opening party for the new season last Saturday. It was a real shame that the weather was not with …

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Tomatoes Provence Market Produce @TableEnProvence
Local ProducersPaula KaneTaste

The Provencal Farmer Knows Best

I was having a delicious dinner with a girlfriend when she reminded me of something I hadn’t thought about in ages. We met working at an advertising agency many, many years ago. I had just moved to Calgary from Toronto, it was August and I was desperately missing my end-of-summer …

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Black Truffles #Provence #Truffles
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Provence’s Black Truffle Demystified

Have you ever considered buying black truffle plants? Truffle plants could be a fabulous gift. The black truffle, often called “the diamond of the kitchen” grows underground close to a tree’s root system. There are hundreds of truffle varieties. Learn more at Ginger and Nutmeg’s blog post: Provence’s Black Truffle Demystified   …

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Fabulous local goats cheese Banon @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorLocal ProducersTaste

Fabulous local goats cheese in Banon

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: The nearby village of Banon is renowned for its appellation controlled goats cheese. We are lucky to know a local award winning producer and can recommend a visit to their small shop on the farm where you can buy the freshest goats cheese at excellent …

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Marche de Provence … Chanteduc Day 2

By Krista Bender We started this morning at the town open air market which much to my surprise… Consists of the entire village. I was thinking it was just going to be a strip in village center but literally there are stands down every charming stone street. The vendors come …

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Cotignac beehive-removal @Mirabeauwine #Honey #Provence
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Philip Prior: Provencal Honey Beekeeper

By Victoria Koning Philip Prior is a provencal honey beekeeper and was the first market stall holder I met when Marcel and I moved to Cotignac last year. I was a little intimidated by his perfect French, but looking at my perplexed face, he smiled and asked, “Would you like …

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