49th Rencontres d’Arles photography exhibition
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CulturePhotographers in Provence

49th Rencontres d’Arles Photography Coming Up in July

Contributor blog post by aixcentric: ‘BACK TO THE FUTURE’ is the theme for the 49th Rencontres d’Arles photography exhibition. ‘This year, you are invited to cross space and time with a breathtaking, celestial journey across the ages. Photography is often the best-placed medium for registering all the shocks that remind us the …

READ MORE →
Herbes de Provence Crusted Lamb Lollipops @MirabeauWine
LambMain CourseMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

A Spring Recipe for Herbes de Provence Crusted Lamb Lollipops

This recipe for herbes de Provence crusted lamb lollipops almost defines the classic flavours of Spring – local lamb, fresh herbs and market vegetables. I call this garrigue-crusted lamb as the topping is made with fresh herbs that you typically find in the hills of Provence. Start the preparation with the oven-roasted tomatoes as that takes a while. During that time prepare the lamb and fresh spring vegetables of your choice.

READ MORE →
Locals parading traditional dress Provence Retirement Home Gayle Padgett
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Choosing Provence For Your Retirement Home Gayle Padgett’s Expat Story

Mention Provence as a destination to your friends, and most people have either been and want to return or are dreaming of their first visit. Gayle Padgett and her husband “flirted” with Provence for two decades, often travelling during their vacation time from corporate jobs in Switzerland. As their retirement …

READ MORE →
French Immersion Cooking Class Tomatoes
Learning FrenchMarina Depoorter

Aprons Required Foraging for Food a French Immersion Cooking Class in Provence

The following article is a guest post by Juli James, a Canadian who has settled in the charming perched village of Saignon. Discover this part of the Luberon Valley from her comfortable vacation rental suites. La Maison des Arts Et Lettres has four (4) fully furnished, self-catering apartments. These flats are …

READ MORE →
Brantes La Géante de Provence la Bière du Ventoux
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

New Hoppy Brews in Brantes La Géante de Provence la Bière du Ventoux

La Géante de Provence is a new microbrewery located in the perched village of Brantes. Naming the beer might have been the easy part of a process that has taken the co-owners Rory White and Pascale Merlette-Lagarde well over two years of talking, planning, ordering and finally brewing. As brewmasters, …

READ MORE →
Buying Property in France Listing Agent
Expat Living and Real EstateSophia van Woensel-Mose

Buying Property in France – Why Registering with One Listing Agent is not Enough

Contributor blog post by Sophia Mose: When buying in France, especially if you’re not fluent in French, it can be tempting to register with one Anglophone estate agent and hope for the best. For many of our clients, their search started like that. They spotted a beautiful property on a …

READ MORE →
Provence Living Cotignac view from below
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Provence Living Founder Shares the Resources you need for Life in the South of France

From the bright lights of one of the world’s biggest cities to a rural village in the South of France, Susana Iwase Hanson has plenty of experience with relocations. Tri-lingual (English, French and Japanese) and armed with diplomas in linguistics, and international business and marketing, she launched Provence Living in …

READ MORE →
Fresh Market White Asparagus Gratin @Cocoa&Lavender
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste: Food & Drink

White Asparagus Gratin a Seasonal Recipe to Celebrate Spring

During spring months in Provence, it is common to find fresh white and green asparagus in local markets, and the perfect excuse to make a white asparagus gratin. In Germany, this particular season has a name: Spargelzeit. This phrase really just means “asparagus time”, but it sounds so poetic in German. …

READ MORE →
Le Colombier Traditional Provencal cake Agathe Forest Ready to Eat
Cakes & CookiesDessertGuest PostProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Le Colombier the Traditional Provencal Cake of Pentecost

Ce Gâteau de Pentecôte, très sucré est donc fait pour être partagé entre le plus de personnes possibles. Il est délicieux servi avec des fruits de saison bien juteux: fraises ou groseilles.
(This traditional cake is very sweet and meant to be shared among as many people as possible. It is delicious served with juicy seasonal fruits such as strawberries or red currants.)

READ MORE →
Pot au Feu Casserole Cook'n with Class
BeefCook'n with ClassMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Pot au Feu is a Classic Provencal Recipe

Pot au Feu is a French recipe that you should have in your repertoire. A bit like a pot roast you need a large casserole a selection of meat, a few root vegetables and an afternoon.

READ MORE →