Provencal Ratatouille Recipe Traditional Terracotta Casserole Pottery
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Ratatouille a Traditional Recipe

The traditional ratatouille recipe wants the vegetables to be brown in olive oil in a frying pan, each one separately. Do not peel them at all. All the vegetables are cooked with their skin to preserve a maximum of taste. Then, they will be mixed and will confit together in an earthenware casserole.

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Braised Bison Stew with Silk Road Spices
BeefGuest PostMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Braised Bison Stew with Silk Road Spices

the scent of this stew as our native Albertan bison simmers the day away in a slow cooker filled with the warmest flavours spices can impart. If you can’t access bison, as we can here in Western Canada, beef will be a wonderful substitute.

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Provence Fall Festivals 2019
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Provence Fall Festivals to Discover 2019 Events

Festivals and Fall Events in Provence Fall in Provence directs you towards a heartier menu. Enjoy meat (lamb, wild boar, taureaux, rabbit, fowl) roasted with herbes de Provence, root vegetables and delicious red wine blends. At this time of year, the hiking is fabulous, biking is possible, and golfers might …

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French Real Estate Terms Gardens
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real Estate

French Real Estate Terms to Know Before Buying

Buying Property anywhere should cause one to pause and reflect on the investment. However, in France, there are some nuances to the way the residential real estate market operates. In addition, there is associated terminology that is specific to the real estate transaction process that you should know before buying …

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French Riviera Photo Book Cover
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

French Riviera a Photo Book by Renata Haidle

Recently, Montana based photographer Renata Haidle published a French Riviera her first book. Well perhaps not exactly true, she says she has done a few photo books for her kids in the past. This book – French Riviera – includes 92 stunning images from Haidle’s travels around the region. Narrowing …

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Provence Market Women Fashion André Aubert
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

The Provence Market for Women a Fashion Update

Eight months after the launch of The Provence Market fashion brand for women, we reached out to Michele and Jean-Marie for an update. This couple is so passionate about the Provencal lifestyle that douceur de vivre is the company’s tagline. “Douceur de vivre is difficult to define. Indirectly, Peter Mayle made …

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Provence Tour Women Only
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Discover Provence a Tour for Women Only

Provence Anyone? There was some risk when I sent the email. “Ladies, who would like to join me in Provence to discover the region?” I wondered, who would come? Would they get along? How would the travel logistics work out? And, so on. The result was ten (yes 10!) ladies, …

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Aix-en-Provence Market French Salad Dressing Vinaigrette
Guest PostProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

French Salad Dressing Alberta Vinaigrette

This recipe highlights two of those – canola and honey – using a fundamentally French technique for making a great vinaigrette.

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Ratatouille Recipe Cassis Bistro
Guest PostProvencal RecipesSide Dish

Mama Régine’s Ratatouille Recipe from Cassis Bistro

Often, comfort food is what we crave the most or maybe your Provencal mama’s cooking. The following recipe for Mama Régine’s Ratatouille comes from Cassis Bistro’s owner/operator Gilles Brassart. Cassis Bistro in Calgary, Alberta, delivers “South of France Flavour with Local Flair.” Originally from the Aix-en-Provence area, Gilles Brassart arrived …

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Marseille Food Lovers Video
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Enjoy this Marseille Food Lovers Video

Marseille Video Collaboration Jill Paider and Tasha Powell teamed up to do a video that showed their love for Marseille and Provence. They both are captivated with the culinary aspect of travelling and wanted to highlight a city that speaks to them and share that fascination with others. It was …

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