Elegant Baked Apple Dessert
David Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

Forget Pie Try this Elegant Baked Apple Dessert

I made this recipe for a spiced baked apple dessert as a guest post for my friend Ron who writes Lost in a Pot in Sweden. I think a few of you might have seen it, but a repost seems like a good idea. The best part? It is a …

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Cheese Plate with Fresh Figs
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesTaste

Serving a Cheese Course in France is Culinary Tradition

“How can you govern a country which has two hundred and forty-six varieties of cheese?” ~ French President, Charles de Gaulle in 1962 Serving a cheese course after the main dish is customary in France but certainly not mandatory. Typically the host provides a selection of cheeses ranging from mild …

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Nougats Silvain in Provence
Julie WhitmarshLocal Food ProducersTaste

Nougats Silvain Sweet Treats in Provence

Anyone who knows me will tell you I have a sweet tooth, the fridge always has a few little treats in it, there’s inevitably a great supply of chocolate in the house and of course, ice creams in the freezer. I have been known in the family, as ‘the fridge …

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Shrimp Bruschetta with Fennel and Dill Salad
Lunchtime MealsMaison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

Summer Lunch Shrimp Bruschetta with Fennel Salad

Next time you search for a great lunch recipe, this seafood twist on Italian Brushetta is our new summertime go-to. The refreshing acidity of our Mirabeau Pure beautifully complements the lightly buttered lemon and parsley shrimp which are the star of this dish. Enjoy the Fennel and Dill Salad as …

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Lavender Provence Artisans Recipes
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food ProducersProvencal RecipesTaste

Lavender in Provence, from Farmers to Artisans to Recipes

In most people’s minds, lavender, rosé wine, and Provence are inseparable. As a result, the flowering lavender fields are a magnetic attraction for locals and visitors alike from mid-June until the middle of August. Farming Lavender The Romans first introduced the lavender plant to the South of France as they …

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Grilled Vegetable Salad with Zucchini and Tomatoes
Maison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

Late Summer Salad with Grilled Zucchini and Tomatoes

Autumn is sneaking up on us here in Provence as we see in the final days of summer. With some exquisite seasonal vegetables harvested over the sunny season, we took the opportunity to cook up some of our favourites to enjoy them to the full until we see their return …

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Make Lavender Meringues
Cakes & CookiesCarolyne Kauser-AbbottDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

Learn How to Make Lavender Meringues

Meringues are not hard to make but require patience and a low baking temperature. The recipe below for Lavender Meringues comes from the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm in British Columbia, Canada. The Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm is a family-run operation requiring an entire team for planting, harvesting, drying, distilling, …

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Vegan Potato Onion Rostis, Grilled Asparagus, Beet Purée
Main CourseMaison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTasteVegetarian

Vegan Potato Onion Rostis, Grilled Asparagus and Beets

Chef Paula Sachs developed a three-course, vegan-friendly menu for our team at Mirabeau Wine. The main course is a taste explosion of Potato Onion Rostis with Grilled Asparagus and a Beet Purée.

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Crab and Tarragon Tagliatelle
Fish & SeafoodMain CourseMaison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste

Crab and Tarragon Tagliatelle a Summer Pasta

Crab and tarragon is a flavour combination that goes particularly well with flat-ribbon pasta like linguine, tagliatelle and fettuccine. The result is light, yet filling and an ideal companion to a chilled glass of Mirabeau Pure. The recipe can easily be adapted to one’s taste preferences. I quite often add …

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Lavender Whipped Cream
Cakes & CookiesCarolyne Kauser-AbbottDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

Try this Citrus Dessert Lavender Lemon Cake

If you are a fan of desserts with citrus, this lavender lemon cake is calling your name. This recipe from our friends at the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm is easy to assemble and ready in about an hour. Serve the cake with a dollop of whipped cream as shown …

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