Almond tarts with red berries (Tartes Amandine aux fruits rouges)
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Almond Tarts with Red Berries (Tartes Amandine aux fruits rouges)

If you enjoy the almond flavour of the Galettes des Rois (a traditional holiday recipe in France) but find it a bit too rich, here is an alternative with a twist. Almond cream can also be used in tarts to make our Tartes Bourdaloue or in tartlets for our Amandines. …

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Dinner Party Apple Tarts
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Dinner Party: Apple Tarts – Tartes aux Pommes

Admittedly not everyone can manage a weekday dinner party with an hour (maximum) to prepare the meal before your guests arrive…but I like that sort of challenge. However, to be able to pull it off you need to be organized. After many years of entertaining, there are several tips I can …

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pear frangipane tart
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A Sweet Pairing Recipe for Pear Frangipane Tart

Today’s recipe is a combination of one of my recipes, and one by my friend Inger, who writes The Art of Natural Living. She posted a pear frangipane tart sometime before Christmas and I had been tasked with finding a Christmas dessert to go with a 1999 Château d’Yquem Sauternes …

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Make French Fruit Tarts Seasonal Recipe Variations
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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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Provence Marinaside Vancouver BC
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Signature Lemon Tart at Provence Marinaside in Vancouver

There are a few things that you might regret in life, but visiting Vancouver, British Columbia, would never be one of those things. Spending a week in this beautiful city on Canada’s west coast was a dream made possible by good friends who insisted we needed a getaway. They were …

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Puff Pastry Roses Apple Dessert
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Make These Puff Pastry Apples Roses for Dessert

Combining apples, cinnamon sugar and puff pastry sound like the makings for a delicious pie. The recipe calls for apples rolled in puff pastry into the shape of roses. It is not difficult to prepare, and the presentation is beautiful. This dessert was part of a vegetarian menu that I …

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Apero DInatoire Chic Entertaining
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Apéro Dînatoire the Epitome of Spontaneous, Chic Entertaining

The French style of entertaining called the apéro dînatoire is a favourite way of throwing parties in France. Since I am in France for an average of 3 to 5 months every year, we have grown roots in Provence, specifically in the area of Aix-en-Provence! I love apéro dînatoire gatherings …

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Apple Tarte Tatin Dessert Finished
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Apple Tarte Tatin a Classic French Dessert

The culinary origin of the apple tarte Tatin (aux pommes) is rooted in Lamotte-Beuvron, a small town France’s Loire Valley and the Hôtel Tatin.

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Classic French Apple Tart
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Recipe for a Classic French Apple Tart

There is something je ne sais quoi about a classic French Apple Tart, actually that is not true. I know exactly what it is about this French dessert that is so attractive. The fruit is always perfectly cut, and artfully arranged. However, the key to a French fruit tart, in my view, is the effect of the glaze – the dessert sparkles.

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Fall Dinner Party Friends Provence Alberta 2019
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Fall Dinner Party For Friends Provence Meets Alberta

Friends for Dinner This summer in Paris, dogs, kids and adults cooled-off by splashing around in the Trocadero fountain – Fontaine de Varsovie – during la canicule (heatwave). On June 26th, a record-setting 46 °C baked the town of Vérargues, in l’Hérault. After a hot summer in Provence, much of Europe, …

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