Fall Diner Party Menu Provence
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Cozy Fall Dinner Party Menu with Love from Provence

Depending on where you live “Fall might be in the air.” Certainly, in most places in the northern hemisphere, the days are markedly shorter, the leaves are changing colours to rich, warm tones (reds, oranges and yellows). The harvest is done for most kitchen gardens, ahead of the of frosty …

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup a Recipe for Fall Weather

Like many soups this one is easy to prepare. The butternut squash (or other variety) gives it a hearty flavour without being too filling. Roasting the squash adds a richer flavour.

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Zucchini Basil Veloute Soup Recipe
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Late Summer Soup: Zucchini and Basil Velouté

This recipe for Zucchini, Basil Velouté is suitable for even the most novice of cooks. As there are only a few ingredients, small, sweet zucchini and fresh basil are key. I like to serve this soup chilled with a dollop of creme fraiche and snipped basil on top.You could add croutons or diced zucchini instead. Not counting calories? Add a cup of half and half to the chilled soup before serving. The bright green color and luscious texture make this a lovely starter for a dinner party or a family meal.

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Gazpacho recipe Gout et Voyage
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Refreshing Gazpacho is a Perfect Recipe for Hot Summer Days

Summer is the time to make gazpacho, the ingredients (tomatoes, cumbers, peppers) are in season and you don’t need to turn on the stove. This soup is super easy to make. Its a terrific option when you don’t feel like cooking and it’s hot outside.

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Cavaillon Melons Meringues Tastes of Provence #Cavaillon @GingerandNutmeg
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Taste and Savour Juicy Gold the Cavaillon Melons of Provence

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Celebrated Fruit – Cavaillon Melons Nutmeg barely tolerates melons, in her opinion, the green honeydew version found in airport “fruit salads” should be outlawed. Watermelon and its variations without seeds or in ghastly yellow only belong on a picnic table with many children around. The …

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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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Cocoa and Lavender Cauliflower saffron soup
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Easy Recipe for Cauliflower Saffron Soup    

Like everything that David Scott Allen prepares for his Cocoa & Lavender blog, he makes it look easy. In the case of soups, most recipes are relatively straightforward including this one. Cauliflower is the base for this dish, which can be prepared for vegetarians using a vegetable broth.

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Soupe d'epeautre #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
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Hearty Grain Soup with Petit Épeautre

A warm, hearty and filling soup that can be served on a summer day as easily as it can be on a cold winter’s eve.

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Wild Mushroom Bisque #TastesofProvence @GoutetVoyage
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Recipe for Wild Mushroom Bisque

As the weather gets cooler, my go-to dinner is often a hearty soup and a winter salad. Sturdy vegetables available in the late fall and winter such as squash, root vegetables, broccoli and cauliflower often combined with dried legumes and mushrooms lend themselves to a slow simmer on the stove top. Making soup is a satisfying Sunday afternoon activity.

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provencal seafood stew #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
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A Variation on Provençal Seafood Stew

A satisfying and delicious bowl of comfort while at the same time not being heavy. The refreshing tomato and fish broth highlight the delicious levels of flavour from the capers, olives, fresh spinach and chile flakes with the seafood taking center stage.

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