July Events Provence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

What’s on this month? July Events in Provence 2018

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Cicadas, Cherries et Chaleur! It’s full summer here in Provence. The cigales are singing (quite loudly I must say!) and the sunflowers and lavender are in full bloom. The ballet (or science?) of knowing when to open and close your shutters has been mastered for …

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House Sitting Provence
Ashley TinkerStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Learn About House Sitting in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashely Tinker: Experience Provence as a Housesitter Recently I was fortunate enough to be invited to stay as a housesitter in a home of expats who had arrived in France some years ago. They now live in a delightful village in the Var, Haute Provence. The owners …

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Domaine Henri Milan
Ashley TinkerTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Sipping in St Remy Sampling Orange Wine by Domaine Henri Milan

Contributor Blog Post by Ashley Tinker: Natural Wine Trend If you’re not currently living in London, New York, Paris or Japan you may not have heard of orange wine or even biodynamic wine for that matter. We were first introduced to this type of wine five (5) years ago, while living …

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June Events Provence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

What’s on? June Events in Provence 2018

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: There are many events this month including the Fête de la Saint Eloi. Saint Eloi is the patron saint of metalworkers, blacksmiths, cart drivers and craftsmen of all kinds. He is a particularly favourite saint here in les Alpilles. The Fête is normally transferred to the end …

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Culinary Holiday Uzès Cook'n with Class
Ashley TinkerFrench Cooking ClassesTaste: Food & Drink

Get Cooking Book Your Culinary Holiday with Cook’n with Class Uzès Now

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: A Culinary School in Uzès Recently I attended a Provençal desserts class at the Cook’n with Class Uzès school. Cook’n with Class Uzès is a culinary school specialising in day classes of Provencal and Mediterranean cuisine. It is the sister culinary school to Cook’n with …

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Provence History Tale Sardine
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & Culture

Provencal History Tale of The Sardine that Blocked the Port of Marseille

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Do you know about the sardine that blocked the port of Marseille? As I was perusing local postcards at a local flea market in Provence, I came across a curious image. The postcard depicts an enormous sardine blocking the port of Marseille. The seller, taking …

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Provence Guided Market Tours
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Insider Provence Guided Market Tours with a Local

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Sure the markets in Provence are tempting, but… Are you curious about in the ins and outs of working in a market in Provence? Do you want to taste the best Provencal ingredients and find out how they’re made? Would you like to eat breakfast at …

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Seared Sea Scallops Cauliflower Purée
Ashley TinkerFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Seared Sea Scallops and Cauliflower Purée a Recipe

Completing a DIY home renovation in Provence is not necessarily for every couple. Ashley and Robin made their house transformation look easy. Now, with some time on their hands, they can enjoy their kitchen and entertain friends. This recipe for seared sea scallops on a cauliflower purée could be served …

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Provencal Fish Soup Recipe
Ashley TinkerFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Make Provencal Fish Soup From Scratch It’s Worth it

Deciding to make dinner for a large group takes courage. Deciding to create a menu based around a tradition Provencal fish soup, and making the whole thing from scratch is just a little bit crazy, but the results are delicious. Chefs in France take their trade seriously, so it is not surprising that a Marseille -based group decided that this iconic dish required some specific ingredients and serving methodology, hence the Bouillabaisse Charter. A real Marseille bouillabaisse

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Visiting Côte d'Azur
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in Provence

Travel Tips for Visiting the Côte d’Azur a Guest Post by Author Jane Dunning

Contributor blog post by Jane Dunning for Curious Provence: Visiting the Côte d’Azur I’ve stayed in over twenty places in Provence, from Menton in the east to Cassis in the west and Orange in the north and, I confess, it’s my favourite region in the whole of France. It’s also the …

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