Warm Winter Recipes from Provence
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My Warm Winter Menu from Provence

The following menu is for cold days, regardless of where you live in the world. These three recipes are easy to prepare. The soup can, and almost should be, made in advance to maximize the marriage of flavours. The slow-roasted lamb requires very little preparation time and even less monitoring …

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White Bean Soup Recipe Winter Warmer
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White Bean Soup a Recipe to Warm You Up

Soup is a great addition or centrepiece for a meal in any season, but it’s an excellent way to warm up on a cool day. The French have been perfecting soups for centuries, creating dishes that range from rich stews to subtle, savoury medleys. Beans are an inexpensive but nutritious …

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Sauteéd Potatoes Peppers and Onions
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Easy Side Dish: Sautéed Potatoes, Peppers and Onions

Potatoes are versatile vegetables that can be prepared in a myriad of ways. This recipe for simple sautéed potatoes with peppers and onions is so delicious it could steal the spotlight, but also make a wonderful addition to almost any dish! Pair them with eggs for a hearty breakfast, a …

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Provencal Slow-cooked lamb shoulder
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Provencal Slow-Cooked Lamb Shoulder

Lamb is commonly found in French cuisine and, in particular, in Provence. Slow-cooked lamb shoulder is one of the easiest meals to prepare that gives you the satisfaction and robust flavours of a true homestyle meal. Enjoy this lamb recipe with roast potatoes, a crisp green salad, or pan-fried garlic …

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Uzes Holiday Apartment Rental in the Historic Centre

Historic Charm Go on, allow yourself to be seduced by Uzes’s ancient winding, cobbled streets, its golden stone and hidden squares… As an early Roman settlement and France’s first Duchy, Uzes has attracted traders and visitors since antiquity. Today its airy squares and winding streets play host to a multitude …

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Summer Lunch in Provence Recipes
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Simple Summer Lunch in Provence 3 Easy Recipes

Here in the South of France, we consider ourselves a little Spanish and a bit Italian at the same time. They say everything west and north of Marseille is considered Spanish whilst everything east of Toulon is inclined towards Italy. This is of course best represented in terms of food. …

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Spanish Paella in Provence

Although paella is considered a Spanish dish it is very common to find it at markets in Provence. The vendor cooks up their version of this hearty rice dish in a paellera. The exact cooking time will depend on your ingredients and how long the rice takes to cook.

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Crushed Black Truffle Mash Potatoes

For this recipe, the potatoes are lightly crushed rather than mashed.  Enjoy crushed black truffle mash potatoes with shellfish or beef.

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Mushroom Truffle Omelette
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Quick Mushroom Truffle Omelette for Two

The beautiful thing about eggs is you can eat them for any meal – breakfast, lunch or dinner. Egg dishes are generally quick to make, like this Mushroom and Truffle Omelette recipe.

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Black Truffle Risotto Recipe
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Black Truffle Risotto a Recipe for Good Friends

This Black Truffle Risotto is decidedly a bit decadent, but don’t worry your dinner guests won’t complain. It can be served as a starter course, a side dish with a slow roasted or grilled meat or as a main course with a green salad.

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