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Tastes of Provence

Scallops Lemon Caper Butter
AppetizerMaison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste

Scallops with Lemon and Caper Butter

Hosting can be really stressful, but it doesn’t need to be! This zesty scallop dish was part of a canapé party last Christmas. However, scallops with lemon and capers are a perfect choice for an appetizer at any time of the year. Chill a bottle of Provencal rosé and enjoy …

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Flavours of Provence Fall Dinner Menu 2021
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Flavours of Provence a Fall Dinner Party Menu

In the northern hemisphere, fall weather is around the corner, but not in Sydney, Australia, where Jean-Marie Liere has since 1997. Born in Poitiers, France, Jean-Marie’s family moved several times, including a two-year stint in Mexico City. He runs small cooking classes in Sydney, focusing on French cuisine and plans …

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Make French Fruit Tarts Seasonal Recipe Variations
DessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste

How to Make French Fruit Tarts Seasonal Recipe Variations

One of my favourite desserts is seasonal fruit tarts (tartes aux fruits). These tarts also make nice afternoon treats. So, I make them all year with local, in-season produce. In California, you find puff pastry sheets at most grocery stores (Ralphs, Gelson’s) and at French supermarkets like Carrefour or Intermarché. …

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Making Croissants at home
BreadsJulie WhitmarshProvencal RecipesTaste

Attempting to Make Croissants at Home

Reflecting on 2020, the tail end of the year, rather like the beginning and if I’m perfectly honest, the middle bits too, have been a tad chaotic. All the plans we thought we may have made, have had to be ripped up again and again. At least when I was …

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Living in Provence

Sunflowers in Provence
ExploreOur House in Provence

Looking for Sunflowers in Provence

As soon as we finished our drive around the lavender fields we started hunting for sunflowers, called tournesol in French. You may not be aware that despite the fact that you find postcards, photos and paintings of sunflowers all over Provence, they are actually native to the Americas. Sunflower seeds …

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Biking Route Luberon Valley google map
ExploreKeith Van SickleStay Fit

An Easy Biking Route in the Luberon Valley to Try

One of my favourite biking routes is the Véloroute du Calavon, in the Luberon Valley. It’s a pretty ride and very easy. Biking on a Voie Verte This route is a voie verte (or “greenway”), a paved route for bikers, walkers and rollerbladers. There is a network of them in …

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My Favourite Things About Provence France
ExploreLocals Travel TipsOur House in Provence

My Favourite Things About Provence France

The amazing region of Provence, France, has so many wonderful places to explore and points of interest to check out that it is almost impossible to decide my favourites. After not going to Sablet because of the pandemic for more than 1 year and 1/2, I am trying to figure …

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Discovering Antibes France Old Town
ExploreGuided Holiday ToursRebecca Whitlocke

Looking for a Walking Tour of Antibes

One Saturday, I had the great pleasure to join a walking tour of Antibes. I already know a lot about Antibes’ history, including the buildings, museums, art and attractions, so I was interested in joining this tour and learning more. Demand for the tour was incredible; the tour was 10x …

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Fun Things St Rémy de Provence
ExploreKeith Van SickleLocals Travel Tips

A Dozen Ideas for Your Stay in St-Rémy

St-Rémy-de-Provence is one of the most charming towns in Provence. It’s a great place to spend a few days nestled at the foot of the Alpilles Mountains and surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. Here are some fun things you can do while you’re there. Walk in the Footsteps of …

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Chateauneuf wine tasting Join Christmas Provence Tour
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Join Jean-Marie Liere on a Christmas in Provence Tour

Attracted to food, photography, and longing for France, we “met” via Instagram. Jean-Marie Liere has lived in Sydney, Australia, since 1997. He stays connected to his homeland by offering French cooking classes and planning his “Our French Impressions” group tours in France in Bordeaux and Provence. The French Connection Born …

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