Trouchia Zucchini Omelette
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Trouchia Zucchini Omelette a Variation on the Nicoise Classic

The problem with growing zucchini in your kitchen garden (potager) is that it often ripens all at the same time. When my garden produces more zucchini than I can possibly consume, the problem is what to do with the bounty. Thankfully I remembered trouchia, a favourite dish from Nice, France, …

Roasted Peppers Goat Cheese
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Roasted Peppers with Goat Cheese a Provencal Classic

As you have probably gathered, I love French food and enjoy the simple formula associated with most recipes – fresh, seasonal and delicious. This recipe for Roasted Peppers stuffed with Goat Cheese is no exception. It is a simple dish with all the classic flavours of Provence hidden in the …

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad for Summer or Anytime

This Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is incredibly easy to make at home. I was craving vegetables when I photographed this version, so I made it with a higher ratio of vegetables to chickpeas. Despite the recipe given below, it is best to follow your own passions and add whatever you like. …

Salad Shaved Fennel Citrus
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Easy, Refreshing Salad with Shaved Fennel and Citrus

Combining crisp fennel and tangy citrus, this salad is great at any time of the year. However, I often crave it when I have eaten too many rich, sweet foods. My body sends desperate SOS signals telling me it is time to slow the train down and start eating more …

A Olive Oil Lemon Cake Recipe Olive Oil and Lemon Cake
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An Olive Oil Lemon Cake Recipe for a Sweet Treat

Regardless of the time of the year, my to-do list never seems to get shorter. Sometimes I want it all to slow down – even just for an afternoon. And this olive oil lemon cake is my answer when you need that sweet treat and a well-deserved break. I decided …

3 ingredient Roast Chicken in Mustard Sauce
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How to Make the Easiest Roast Chicken in Mustard Sauce

This recipe for Roast Chicken in a Mustard Sauce is quite honestly the definition of simple French cooking, there are only three (3) ingredients, and it takes under a minute to prepare the marinade. The idea for the recipe comes from the late Lydia Marshall’s book A Passion for My …

Chickpea and Spinach Gratin
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Vegetarian Dish: Chickpea and Spinach Gratin Provencal

The inspiration for my recipe for Chickpea and Spinach Gratin is Richard Olney’s delicious classic cookbook Simple French Food. It is a traditional Provencal vegetarian preparation that is easy to make and will impress your friends. In keeping with the book’s title, this recipe is an easy preparation that does …

Chicken in a Vinegar Sauce Classic French Chicken Recipe
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A French Classic Chicken Recipe Poulet au Vinaigre

Poulet au Vinaigre, or chicken in vinegar, is a classic French preparation that you will find braising in homes as readily in restaurants. At the onset, it sounds kind of overpowering and maybe even unappetizing. Chicken in vinegar? Rarely do we think of vinegar as an ingredient other than maybe …

Socca Favourite Streetfood Nice and Rose
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Socca is a Favourite Streetfood from Nice Make it at Home

Socca, made with chickpea flour, is the ubiquitous street food found all over southeastern France, most notably in Nice and, more specifically, around the Cours Saleya market. When cooked perfectly, it is best straight from the pan and served very hot, replete with addictively crispy edges and lightly seasoned with …

Rouget Ratatouille Provencal Cooking
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Rouget and Ratatouille the Provencal Cooking Rhythm

A couple of years ago, we spent a transformative week in the historic hill town of Cagnes sur Mer, widely considered the ‘Montmartre’ of the South and long favoured by impressionistic painters for its alluring beauty. Within five (5) days we went from our hurried, busy lives to a more …