Foire Gourmand au Gras #Markets #Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Upcoming Event: Foire Gourmande au Gras

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The last Sunday in November there has been for the past 6 years the Foire Gourmand au Gras. This annual market is not for the faint of heart. It’s here that many locals stock up on Christmas seasonal treats from the South West of …

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Market in #StRemydeProvence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Marché St Remy de Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Due to it’s wonderful ambiance, charm and compliment of many great shops and wine bars, St-Remy-de-Provence is a very popular weekly market. Hundreds of vendors line up every week and many, if they aren’t regulars, wait from 6 am onwards merely in the hope …

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Persimmons in the Fall @CuriousProvence
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November Events in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Persimmon or ‘Kaki’ fruit. These are beautiful fruit that are meant to be picked after all the leaves have fallen off the tree. When I asked my local greengrocer what to do with them – she picked one up in front of me and …

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Marché Potier
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Aubagne Argilla Marché Potier

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Ashley of Curious Provence writes about her favourite market stand, and a trip to a huge pottery market that is held every August in Aubagne. Yesterday, I went to one of the five largest pottery markets in Europe. For the past weekend, the bi-annual …

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French leeks Poireaux #leeks @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Repiquage des Poireaux d’Hiver

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Winter leeks have a blue tinge to their leaves. These are being sold right now at Vaison la Romaine market on Tuesday mornings. For those of you who aren’t kicking yourselves for enthusiastically sowing hundreds of seeds when the first spring blossom appeared (the …

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Ashley TinkerTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Provence on a Budget : Bidon Wine (Vin en Vrac)

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Prices for bidon containers. A robinet is to facilitate pouring which can be quite the art from a 5 litre container into a glass…If you only have a tiny fridge the best is to transfer the wine into empty bottles. Buy the glass bottle …

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Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Visite d’Atelier : Martine Guimet

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Last week I was welcomed into the atelier of ceramic artist Martine Guimet located in the beautiful hilltop village of St-Saturnin-les-Apt. I must say that I am quite in love with her work. Martine makes plaques, tabletops and sundials out of lava stone from …

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Fall bounty @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

September Harvest

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The mornings are crisp all of a sudden. The days are still hot. The harvest, of just about everything, is in full swing. I went for a walk and followed the smell of a skip full to the brim of grape skins before I …

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Olive Tree Care

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Here is a guide on how to take care of that irresistible little olive tree you bought to diversify your garden (if you weren’t travelling by plane that is). You may look at those little trees and think that ‘Oliviers’ won’t grow where you …

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Ashley TinkerWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

September Events in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The bull running, local village fêtes, pastis and rosé drinking aren’t slowing down just yet. Here is my selection of the many events going on this month primarily in the Bouches du Rhône region of Provence. As you can see, I’ve favoured village festivities …

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