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Tastes of Provence

Lavender Whipped Cream
Cakes & CookiesCarolyne Kauser-AbbottDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

Try this Citrus Dessert Lavender Lemon Cake

If you are a fan of desserts with citrus, this lavender lemon cake is calling your name. This recipe from our friends at the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm is easy to assemble and ready in about an hour. Serve the cake with a dollop of whipped cream as shown …

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Savoury Zucchini Tart Recipe
David Scott AllenLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste

A Savoury Zucchini Tart Recipe for all Seasons

We all know that French pastry chefs have perfected tempting (and beautiful) fruit tarts, but there is an equally long repertoire of savoury tarts. Perhaps the best known is a classic quiche Lorraine. Then there is the delicious combination of sliced onion, lardon and crème fraîche that makes Flammekueche (Tarte …

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Vegetarian Lunch in Aix
AixcentricRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Find a Vegetarian Lunch in Aix at Le Singe Vert

New to Aix’s dining scene, and therefore new to me, Le Singe Vert presents a stylish terrace, all rattan furniture and fresh flowers, to passers-by at the bottom end of the cours Mirabeau. Stepping inside from the bustling sunny terrace felt like a quieter, more intimate dining experience which provided …

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Make Lavender Ice Cream
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

Make Lavender Ice Cream this Summer

Some people, like my husband, crave ice cream all year. But, for others, summer is when the desire hits. This warm-weather recipe for lavender ice cream is fun and easy, making it a great activity to do with kids. And if lavender isn’t your flavour of choice, try substituting spearmint, …

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Living in Provence

Perfect Day In Nice
ExploreMaison Mirabeau WinesVillages Towns and Cities

Spending a Perfect Day In Nice

Known as the unofficial capital of the sparkling Cote d’Azur, the charming city of Nice is the perfect place to visit. Boasting a year-round mild Mediterranean climate with many things to do, eat and see, read on to discover our suggestions for the perfect day on the French Riviera. Start …

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Love Lavender and Provence
ExplorePaula Kane

In Love with Lavender and Provence

I’ve only been in Provence once during lavender season. It was many years ago when everything in the region was new to me and I was much less adventurous. As a result, I didn’t see much lavender and have regretted it ever since. This year I wanted to be here …

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Summer Access Calanques Marseille
AixcentricExplore

Summer Access to the Calanques Near Marseille

Access to the Calanques National Park is controlled this summer due to damage to the ecosystem caused by the burgeoning numbers of visitors and increasing fire risks.  The Calanque de Sugiton, which used to attract up to 2,500 people daily, is limited to 400 entries in peak season. Pre-booking one …

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Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
AixcentricExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Where to Eat in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer? Olala Cafe

A walk along the promenade at Les Lecques, around the little port and out to sea along the jetty has always been a family favourite, but I’ve always struggled to find a vegetarian lunch after our walk.  It’s a typical French seaside resort with all the menu choices the locals …

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Abbaye de LerinsCote d'Azur L'ile Saint Honorat
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

10 Islands to Explore Provence and the Côte d’Azur

As is the case in the rest of France, in Provence and along the Mediterranean coast, you don’t need to go far for the landscape to change dramatically. There are mountains, vineyards, orchards, gorges, lakes and sometimes crowds. So, if you feel like you need to get away without going …

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Provence Family Vacation Alpilles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Alpilles Provence Family Vacations Fun Ideas for Kids

Those iconic images of rows of lavender, fields of sunflowers and bright red poppies, Roman ruins and cobblestone villages are beautiful landscapes of Provence but not likely to interest your children for long. Family Vacation in Provence Whenever friends visit the Alpilles with their families, it has been our experience …

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