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Tastes of Provence

Recipe Chicken Tagine Green Olives and Preserved Lemon
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Recipe for Chicken Tagine with Green Olives and Preserved Lemon

Cocoa and Lavender reached a milestone 10th birthday in February – 10 years and over 500 recipes published. At the beginning, I had no idea what to write. I had never taken a food photo, not even surreptitiously in a restaurant. I didn’t have a clue about how blogs work. …

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Red Wine Blend Gigondas Provence
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Red Wine Blend from Gigondas and Grilled Kebabs

Wine and food pairing is always an art and rarely a science. Hot spice, acid (citrus, vinegar) and alcohol content are strange tablemates. I decided to pair grilled lamb kebabs with a Domaine de la Jaufrette red wine blend from Gigondas. The meal was a success, the recipe is easy, …

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Raspberry Gin Panna Cotta
DessertFlans, Puddings & OtherMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Raspberry Gin Panna Cotta Recipe

This Raspberry Gin Panna Cotta recipe comes from the kitchen of Jane Lewis, the founder of Baked by Jane. She developed this hybrid panna cotta – trifle recipe using our Mirabeau rosé gin.

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Dessert Moroccan Almond Cigars
Cakes & CookiesDessertProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

For Dessert Moroccan Almond Cigars a Sweet Treat

Moroccan Almond Cigars or Cigares Marocains aux Amandes (in French) are crunchy, sticky, sweet and delicious!

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Living in Provence

Ansouis Village Luberon
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

7 Picture-Perfect Towns In Provence

Provence is a classic travel destination and a never-ending source of inspiration and relaxation. But why do people choose to visit Provence? First of all, because of those winding streets, decorated with greenery and flowers. Secondly, because of its incredible climate – all pictures of Provence towns look amazing due …

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Aigues Mortes Camargue Visit
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Aigues Mortes the Fortified Town in the Camargue

Don’t Argue with a King Aigues Mortes (Eaux Mortes or Dead Waters) is where King Louis IX chose to build a fortified presence in 1240. However, King Louis IX was not the first to construct near this marshland. Charlemagne beat him to it many years before when he had the …

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La Cadière-d'Azur Var
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

La Cadière-d’Azur Var Village to Visit

Hilltop Village La Cadière-d’Azur is a small medieval village perched on the edge of a cliff on the hill across from Le Castellet in the south-west of the Var region. After we finished our walk-about Le Castellet, we decided that since we were in the area, we should cross the valley …

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French Riviera Juan les Pins Plage des Ondes
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Best of French Riviera Living in Juan les Pins

Who could blame New Zealand native Rebecca Whitlocke for falling in love with an Englishman and the French Riviera? For over a decade, Rebecca has lived with her young family on the French Riviera in Juan les Pins. This seaside town is a relatively small centre, as compared to Nice …

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Secrets Arles Visit Provence Await
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The Secrets of Arles My Unforgettable Visit to Provence

The road through France to discover Arles. by Mahima Kaur Arriving in Arles A transport strike, a few cancelled trains and an urgent Uber ride from Avignon to Arles was not the kind of Provencal welcome I had imagined. The long journey and a growling stomach are quickly forgotten when …

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Aix-en-Provence Views Old Town
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

City of Fountains My 24 Hours in Aix-en-Provence

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Aix-en-Provence? Is it the tree-lined Cours Mirabeau, with its elegant, sun-drenched buildings and cafés buzzing with activity? Maybe the many fountains that make Aix so famous? Or the city’s best-known hometown hero, the Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne? …

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