Provencal Olive Oil Harvest
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Gaining an Understanding of Provencal Olive Oil

Provence Olives and Olive Oil The Provencal climate is ideal for olive trees, grapevines and other drought-resistant crops. Olive trees thought to have originated in Northern Africa grow readily in countries bordering the Mediterranean. The olive branch has long been a symbol of peace and abundance. Cuisine and religion unite …

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Favourite Places Visit Provence Avignon Pont d'Avignon
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel Tips

My Favourite Places to Visit in Provence

Places to Visit in Provence The region is one of the most visited areas in France. From bustling, edgy Marseille to the red cliffs of Cassis, fragrant lavender fields of the Luberon, Aix-en-Provence’s colourful markets, wine and art. There’s something in Provence to please everyone. No wonder it’s everyone’s favourite. …

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Chocolate Sea Salt Shortbread Sablé Fleur de Sel
Cakes & CookiesDessertGuest PostProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Chocolate Sea Salt Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Sablés with Fleur de Sel. Shortbread is called sablé because the texture is a little crumbly like sand. Warning! This delicious cookie a combination of dark chocolate and sea salt might be hard to keep around your kitchen for very long.

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Provencal Poischichade Easy Appetizers
AppetizerFrançois de MélogueProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Poischichade and Other Easy Appetizers

This summer when we were in Provence visiting family and pre-planning for our group tour, I noticed a developing trend for appetizers. The traditional black olive tapenade is of course always present. However, there is a movement to use alternative ingredients to create hummus-like dips, I call these spreads ades. …

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Veal Cordon Bleu Recipe
BeefDavid Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Veal Cordon Bleu Recipe and a History Lesson

Veal Cordon Bleu sounds French right? Of course, cordon bleu is French but we only recently discovered the origin of the term. According to Larousse Gastronomique, the cordon bleu was originally a wide blue ribbon worn by members of the highest order of knighthood,

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St Remy Lavender
Expat Living and Real EstateKeith Van SickleLiving in Provence

Living in Provence Getting Deep Into Local Culture

Living Part-time in Provence My wife and I live part of the year in St-Rémy and it’s been fun to get to know the place. One way we’ve done it is through local associations, which are groups organized around a common interest. Associations are popular in France and every town …

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October Sale Jacquard Fabrics
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

October Sale Jacquard Fabrics from Provence

Fabrics from Provence As the temperatures cool off and the lazy days of al fresco dining are behind us it’s time for entertaining indoors. Make the colder months your excuse for made-in-France shopping for your home. During the month of October, Remember Provence is offering high-quality jacquard fabrics at a …

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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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Candied fruits at Lilimand Confiseur at L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Caroline LongstaffeLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Sweet Treats the Candied Fruit Makers in Provence

What is Candied Fruit? Don’t ask your nutritionist’s permission when it comes to candied fruit. The answer is obviously yes. The process of converting fresh fruit to a crystallized version takes lots of time and even more sugar syrup. Sometimes referred to as fruit glacé in France. The Arabs brought …

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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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