Bastide de Marie
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

An Enchanting Dinner to Remember at Bastide de Marie

By Cheryl Shufflebotham: Just a skip down the road from our rental in Ménerbes, we returned to la Bastide de Marie for the final evening of our yearly trip to Provence. And the meal won for best of the trip, though a couscous and garbanzo dish from an auberge in …

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2CV Touring Classic Cars Luberon Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Long Weekends and Short Breaks in Provence

Provencal Getaway With long weekends on the horizon, why not plan a short break in Provence? Gather some friends or family and head south for some warm weather, blue skies, gourmet food and sightseeing. Touring Ideas in Provence Late June through August, Provence treats her visitors to flowering lavender and …

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Gin Cocktail Provencal Rosé
DrinksMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Gin Cocktail Sparkles with Provencal Rosé

Mixologist and “wine aficionada” Sophie Bellard concocted this gin cocktail recipe for Mirabeau Wine. She combines pink gin with sparkling rosé from Provence and grapefruit juice. The drink is on the dry side if you prefer it a bit sweeter see the notes below.

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Pink Elephant Martini Cocktail
DrinksProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Pink Elephant Martini Cocktail Recipe it’s La Vie en Rose

I recently threw a birthday luncheon for my good friend, Claire, and served Pink Elephant Martini Cocktails as the welcome drink! This was a huge success. Claire loves the color pink and is very elegant.

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Petit Pâté Tarts Pastry Recipe
AppetizerGuest PostProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Pork and Chicken Liver Pâte Tarts a Starter Course

Nimes-based chef Anne Challier adapts her recipe for pâte with pork and chicken liver pâte (pâté fois de volaille) to create a savoury pastry tart. Here, is the recipe for the meat filling. Use a muffin pan as your shape, make the pastry dough recipe

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Rosé Royale Cocktail
Mirabeau WinesTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Try this Rosé Royale for a Festive Cocktail

Rosé Royale is a cocktail recipe created for Mirabeau Wine by Lizzie King (the creator of Lizzie Loves Healthy). She created this pink-hued drink (with our rosé) and just enough bubbles to toast any occasion with good friends.

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Le Pistou Cookery School Uzès Ready to Flambée
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Cooking ClassesTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Flavours at Le Pistou Cookery School in Uzès

Navigating the streets of Uzès on a market day is not for the faint of heart, add some road construction to the mix, and it gets a bit spicier, but I was determined. On the agenda, was a hands-on cooking class at le Pistou Cookery School, and the promise of …

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Visiting Var Kids Summer Kids in the Var
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest Post

Visiting the Var with kids this Summer? My top 10 things to do

Guest Post: by Susana Iwase Hanson of Provence-living.net the website and online community for sharing information about Cotignac and its nearby villages. Discover how this accomplished lady and her family ended up in the beautiful town of Cotignac. It’s summertime in Provence and are her suggestions for ten (10) things to do with …

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Pure Rosé Cocktail Beautiful Rose Ice Cubes
Mirabeau WinesTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Recipe for a Pure Rosé Cocktail with Beautiful Rose Ice Cubes

The most time-consuming part of this drink recipe is making the ice cubes in advance. Find some beautiful miniature roses and freeze them in ice cube trays with water. The cocktail is delicious (of course), but the frozen rose ice cubes make the presentation.

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Madeleines Salées Savoury Appetizer
AppetizerBarbara SchuerenbergProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Everyone Loves Madeleines Salées Try this Savoury Version

This recipe for Madeleines Salées uses ingredients more typical of Provence – olive oil, tomatoes, cheese, basil and thyme. These little bites are perfect with some chilled Provencal rosé.

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