AOC Ventoux Wines Beaumes-de-Venise
Expat Living and Real EstatePaula KaneWines and Spirits of Provence

Heartache of Good-bye to Provence and AOC Ventoux Wines

By Paula Kane: It constantly amazes me how quickly two months pass. It seems in the dead of winter each month is dreadfully long and feels interminable. In contrast, the summer functions the complete opposite. It is never long enough and ends too quickly. These two months in Provence are …

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Fall Weather Provence
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvencePaula Kane

Saying Goodbye to Fall Weather and Provence

By Paula Kane Here it is, the last full weekend of my stint in Provence. The time always whips by and it’s hard to believe I’ve been here just over two months already. This stretch is often punctuated with a wide range of emotions, and this year has been no …

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French Bread
Local Food Producers in ProvencePaula KaneTaste: Food & Drink

Confessing my Love for French Bread

By Paula Kane: Gluten has been getting a bad rap for a while now. It’s really not fair, as all gluten is not created equally. And some people who think they might have an aversion to gluten are often having issues with the highly processed variety, are perhaps having too much …

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Mont Ventoux Cycling Challenge
Explore: Travel in ProvencePaula KaneStay Fit in Provence

Mont Ventoux a Cycling Challenge: Taming the Beast

By Paula Kane: I’ve been cycling most of my life. Like everyone else, I started on training wheels, moved on to a hand-me-down single speed with coaster brakes, then upgraded to an awesome 10-speed. After that, mountain bikes were all the rage, so at 15 I bought my first bike—a …

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Provence Nature
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvencePaula Kane

Living in Provence and the Healing Power of Nature

Contributor blog post by Paula Kane: My first week here has gone by in a flash. Perhaps because summer is always like that, or perhaps it was my fuzziness and lack of focus most of the week due to some lingering vertigo. Either way, it went by quickly with dinners and …

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Ritual Provence
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvencePaula Kane

Getting Back into the Ritual of Provence

Contributor blog post by Paula Kane: I have a system, and for a decade it’s been running like clockwork. It’s an excellent plan, and one I am rather attached to. I look forward to it, like a ritual.  Although some people think I am a bit of a gypsy and rather …

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Fig Tomato Salad Recipe @AtableenProvence
Paula KaneProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

A Fig and Tomato Salad Combining the Flavours of Summer in Provence

This simple salad recipe combines slightly tart tomatoes with sweet, fresh figs (from your own tree if you are lucky enough). The figs counter-balance the acidity in the late-season tomatoes, and the cheese although optional adds some extra, creamy roundness to the flavours.

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Lavender Mint Meyer Lemonade @AtableenProvence
Paula KaneProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Lavender Mint Meyer Lemonade a Refreshing Summer Drink

a new drink this summer – Lavender Mint Meyer Lemonade. It’s been unbelievably hot and sunny in Provence, pretty much non-stop. So this weather is a perfect time to sip while sitting in the shade, listening to cicadas while enjoying a gentle breeze. This lemonade is very refreshing and I am sure it has healing properties

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Tomato Goat Cheese Tart @ATableenProvence
AppetizerLunchtime MealsPaula KaneProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Fresh Summer Flavours in a Tomato Goat Cheese Tart

In this simple tart I combine fresh, tasty tomatoes and local goat cheese. This one of my favourite savoury tarts when tomatoes are in season. It’s quite easy, served with a nice green salad

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Pain aux Noix Walnut Bread @AtableenProvence
BreadsPaula KaneProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Pain aux Noix a Recipe for Walnut Bread

French walnuts are amazing, meaty, sweet, gorgeous.  So this is my attempt at recreating the best pain aux noix (walnut bread) I’ve ever had.

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