Fig Tart Orange Flower Custard
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When Life Gives You Figs – Make a Fig Tart with Orange Flower Custard

What is your go-to dinner party hostess gift? A bottle of wine of course is an easy option. Flowers are nice, but then the hostess needs to scramble to find a vase and arrange the bouquet, which might not be practical. This is what David shared in his post about …

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Recipe Grandmothers French Butter Cookies
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Classic Recipe for Grandmother’s French Butter Cookies

French Butter Cookies – Les Sablés. Long ago when my grandmother was still of this earth, she shared with me her French butter cookie recipe, Sablés Normand. She had been making it for years, but the recipe dates even further back than that …Continue reading here for GGG’s post on these …

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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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Tarte a l'orange Orange tart @MirabeauWine
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A Twist on Lemon Tart – Tarte à l’Orange

The classic Tarte au Citron works beautifully with oranges instead of lemons to give a lush and softer edge to this light desert. I try and pick good quality, non treated oranges and have decided to reduce the juice a bit to get a more pronounced flavour. I made the sweet pastry myself, but a good quality “pure butter” supermarket version will do the trick and is less prone to failure.

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Spring Pea Soup
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An Easy Recipe for Spring Pea Soup

The markets of Provence literally spring to life at this time of year with fresh asparagus, young lettuces and the first peas of the season. To celebrate the season of rebirth after a cold winter enjoy this recipe for Spring Pea Soup.

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Clementine Madeleines by @Cocoaandlevender
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Sweet Citrus Clementine Flavoured Madeleines

A génoise type cake batter flavoured with fresh clementine juice and zest make these light and fluffy sponge cakes even more irresistible.

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quail in sarcophagus #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
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Impress Your Friends Quail in Puff Pastry

This recipe is inspired by the movie Babette’s Feast, the entrée she served of Cailles en Sarcophages or quail in puff pastry.

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Purple Haze Ravioli #tastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
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Purple Haze Ravioli a Pasta Recipe Inspired by Provence

Delicate homemade ravioli stuffed with tangy goat cheese and herbs, served with lavender-rosemary-infused brown butter with Marcona almonds and candied orange peel.

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Galette des rois Epiphny Cake @FibiTee
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How to Make a Traditional Epiphany Cake

shared by our contributor Phoebe Thomas. She makes this French January treat, a delicious, buttery, frangipane pastry, called la galette des rois, which translates to the King’s Cake at home with her kids.

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