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Tastes of Provence

My Grandmother's Chocolate cake Recipe
Cakes & CookiesCarolyne Kauser-AbbottDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Remembering My Grandmother’s Chocolate Cake Recipe

A Book with Provencal Recipes: Small-town florist Natasha is determined to leave the past far behind her. But when she learns her ex-husband never told his family about their divorce – and that he needs her to accompany him on a trip to the French countryside – could love bloom …

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Swiss Chard Tart Dessert - Tarte niçoise aux blettes et pignons de pin
DessertGuest PostPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Swiss Chard Tart a Classic Niçoise Dessert

How do you meet anyone in 2020? Without the help of Zoom and Instagram, it would be nearly impossible. Admittedly, I spend a bit too much time on Instagram (perhaps there is a therapist out there), but it’s hard not to with mouthwatering culinary images like those of frenchified_wife. A …

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Provence Celebrity Rosé Wines Miraval
Keith Van SickleTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Celebrity Rosé Wines of Provence

American rapper Post Malone has just become the latest celebrity to introduce a rosé wine from Provence. Rosé + Provence + Celebrity seems to be a thing these days. As Malone puts it, “Rosé is for when you want to get a little fancy.” Let’s take a look at some …

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Summer Lunch in Provence Recipes
Lunchtime MealsPetra CarterProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Simple Summer Lunch in Provence 3 Easy Recipes

Here in the South of France, we consider ourselves a little Spanish and a bit Italian at the same time. They say everything west and north of Marseille is considered Spanish whilst everything east of Toulon is inclined towards Italy. This is of course best represented in terms of food. …

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Living in Provence

Visit Pont du Gard
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsOur House in Provence

Tips for a Visit to the Pont du Gard

Go visit the Pont du Gard if, for no other reason, this “masterpiece” has been standing for 2000 years! Our favourite Roman ruin in the South of France is the Pont du Gard, the aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gardon River about 60 km (37 miles) from our house in Sablet, …

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Where we Live Roquefort les Pins Living French Riviera
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Roquefort les Pins Easy Living on the French Riviera

After living in nine countries, Phoebe Thomas considers herself a career expat, “Where I was born doesn’t help clarify anything, it just complicates things! Born in Paris but moved when two weeks old so not exactly a Parisienne! Pure coincidence that I’m now married to a Frenchman and living in …

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When will you travel again
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

When Will You Travel Again?

Recently, Martine Bertin-Peterson the founder of Goût et Voyage, LLC published the results of a travel survey that she ran for the five day period in June 2020. The survey asked questions around when participants would be willing to travel internationally, where they would feel comfortable staying, and comfort level …

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Visit Seaside Cassis France
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Reasons to Visit Picturesque Seaside Cassis Anytime

Cassis is a picturesque town a little over 90 minutes from Sablet snuggled at the bottom of a steep bowl of land along the Mediterranean Sea between calanques (small coastal fjords with tall cliffs), about 25 km east of Marseille. Picture Perfect Setting The village of Cassis is set on …

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Driving Upsplash Image
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest Post

Can UK Drivers Still Drive in the EU Using Their UK License?

One of the most common questions that Brits travelling to the EU have is whether or not they can drive there on their UK licence. Fortunately, despite Brexit, the answer is nice and simple. Do I Need a Separate Licence to Drive in Europe? In short, no, you don’t. You …

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Truffles Visit Aups Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Truffles are One Reason to Visit Aups in Provence

Reasons to Visit Aups: A Beautiful Location Located between the Mediterranean coast and the Alps, the village of Aups is at an elevation of 505 metres (1,657 ft). Considered as the capital of the Haut Var, this mid-sized town has a population of roughly 2200 residents. However, on a busy …

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