Provence Getaway Gorges du Verdon
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Provence Getaway Gorges du Verdon and Beyond

After several centuries, cascades of turquoise water carved a 20km limestone canyon known as the Gorges du Verdon, which became part of the protected Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon in 1997. The Verdon River flows 166km from its source in the Alps to Lac St Croix engraving the sheer rock …

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Sasa Asanovic Sushi Med #FoodStyling @VivaldoGroup
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Cooking ClassesTaste

Food Styling in Provence Update

In April, La Tuiliere B&B in Cadenet will become a flurry of foodie activity as photographers, stylists and chefs descend on this typically quiet country inn. The powerhouse team of Denise Vivaldo, Cindie Flannigan, Christina Peters and Tasha Powell have developed a 5-day workshop that runs from April 12 to …

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Veronique Bienfait
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLearning French

Resolution Learn to Speak French in Provence

What promises did you make for 2016? No dessert? More exercise? Less rosé? (are you crazy!) Or is this the year that you have decided to learn to speak French? If your resolution is to improve your Français communication skills, then Véronique Bienfait is here to help you with language services …

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Domaine Rouge-Bleu #Provence #Wines
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Domaine Rouge-Bleu Grape Heaven in Provence

Caroline Jones and Thomas Bertrand’s intriguing love story includes trains in the Champagne region and eventually purchasing the Domaine Rouge-Blue vineyard in Provence. Read more about this love filled adventure on Ginger and Nutmegs blog post: Domaine Rouge-Bleu Grape Heaven in Provence    

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Savon de Marseille #Soap #Marseille #SavondeMarseille @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Savon de Marseille a Provencal Tradition

Over 600 years! Talk about a recipe that has stood the test of time. 72% vegetable oil 28% moisture content Small amounts of salt and soda ash A cauldron with the perfect amount of heat Large moulds for the appropriate cure time A little Mistral to help with drying Start …

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Learn French @gymglish
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLearning French

How Learning French Became Frantastique

Are you a spelling bee champion? Or, do you rely on spell check once in a while? Are you a grammar pro? Perfecting your mother tongue is not easy! Even French speakers will admit that learning French can be frustrating… What is the word for ___? How do you conjugate …

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A Window in Cotignac Perfectly Provence Moments
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Gout et Voyage Founder Describes her Perfectly Provence Moments

French by birth, a traveller by nature, Martine Bertin-Peterson is a Marketing and Management Professor at the College of New Jersey. However, once classes wind down for the summer, Martine begins her bespoke Goût et Voyage tours in Provence.  “What more can a man ask of heaven? If I should happen to die …

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Chateau d’Estoublon Wines Provence Les Baux
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Lunch and 3 other reasons to visit Chateau d’Estoublon

My birthday falls on the same date every year, and I had certainly dropped enough hints that maybe my hubby should plan something to acknowledge the day. Instead, at 12:45 pm we were headed towards Arles without any sort of agenda other than I suggested a visit to Abbey de …

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Sunflowers Provencal Landscape @ShutrsSunflowrs
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Shutters and Sunflowers the Provencal Landscape

Admittedly, it would be a tough choice for anyone to pick between, between the lush gardens of the UK, the sunny skies of California and postcard perfect Provence. Caroline Longstaffe’s solution was to start writing a blog Shutters and Sunflowers her artistic outlet for west coast beauty, British heritage and …

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Truffles Provence Truffle Markets
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

Where to find Truffle Markets in Provence

November marks the start of the black diamond season in Provence (and other parts of France). Proof that good looks are not everything the Tuber Melanosporum or black truffle looks a bit like a lump of coal that sells for 1-2000 Euros/kilogram. Intensely pungent the ‘diamond of the kitchen’ has …

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