Le Savoir Faire des Alpilles Artisans Provence Alpilles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Artisans in Provence Le Savoir Faire des Alpilles

Showcasing Alpilles Craftsmanship It could only be serendipity that Le Savoir Faire des Alpilles, a boutique showcasing the designs of local artisans, is across the street from the administrative offices of the Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles. Both groups actively promote the beauty, traditions and natural environment of the small …

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Holiday Gifts Box France My Stylish French Box November 2019
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Holiday Gifts a Box of Delights from France

French Holiday Box There is a chill in the air in the northern hemisphere and summery weather, in the south. Regardless of your address, Christmas arrives on the same day all over the world. And it’s never too early to start shopping for the holidays! The team at My Stylish …

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Provencal Daube Lamb Stew Côte du Rhône Wine
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Provencal Daube Lamb Stew with Côte du Rhône Wine

A Provencal daube is like most stews, easy to prepare and best if left to cook slowly for a long period until the meat is tender.

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Book Little Vineyard Provence Ruth Kelly
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Book Review: The Little Vineyard in Provence

Literary Escapism Sometimes you need an escapism book, and sometimes you need to escape. Author Ruth Kelly delivers both in her book The Little Vineyard in Provence, published in 2019. This novel is Ruth Kelly’s first book under her signature. However, she has ghostwritten several bestselling books. As a freelance …

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Bories Stone Provence Gordes
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Bories the Stone Heart of Provence

The following is a chapter on the stone Bories of Provence is adapted from Mary-Lou Weisman’s book, Playing House in Provence: How Two Americans Became a Little Bit French. The Weismans arrived in Provence in September 2003 for the first of many visits to the South of France. The couple …

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My French Country Home Magazine
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The Road to Rosé – My French Country Home Magazine

Provence Living Feature The Road to Rosé with text by Jeany Cronk of Mirabeau Wine and photos by Sophie Bellard was published in the July/August 2019 edition of My French Country Home – Magazine. The article (below) is reproduced with the permission of Sharon Santoni, the creator of this beautiful magazine. …

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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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Riviera Dreaming by Maureen Emerson
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Book Review: Riviera Dreaming by Maureen Emerson

Maureen Emerson and her husband spent in the South of France for 22 years. Although, that had not been their original plan. Born in Britain, Maureen has travelled extensively and lived on several continents. They are settled back in the United Kingdom. However, she says that she misses friends in …

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Discovering Provencal Pottery Traditions Locations
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Discovering Provencal Pottery a Traditional Artisan Craft

Marie-Helene Beroit searches for small-batch handcrafted made-in-Provence goods for home decor and table settings. She selects only top-quality products and true artisans who are maintaining traditional crafts. The following article is a re-post of the original from Remember Provence on discovering Provencal pottery and ceramics creators in centres such as …

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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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