Savoury Zucchini Tart Recipe
David Scott AllenLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste

A Savoury Zucchini Tart Recipe for all Seasons

We all know that French pastry chefs have perfected tempting (and beautiful) fruit tarts, but there is an equally long repertoire of savoury tarts. Perhaps the best known is a classic quiche Lorraine. Then there is the delicious combination of sliced onion, lardon and crème fraîche that makes Flammekueche (Tarte …

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Vegetarian Lunch in Aix
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Find a Vegetarian Lunch in Aix at Le Singe Vert

New to Aix’s dining scene, and therefore new to me, Le Singe Vert presents a stylish terrace, all rattan furniture and fresh flowers, to passers-by at the bottom end of the cours Mirabeau. Stepping inside from the bustling sunny terrace felt like a quieter, more intimate dining experience which provided …

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Make Lavender Ice Cream
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

Make Lavender Ice Cream this Summer

Some people, like my husband, crave ice cream all year. But, for others, summer is when the desire hits. This warm-weather recipe for lavender ice cream is fun and easy, making it a great activity to do with kids. And if lavender isn’t your flavour of choice, try substituting spearmint, …

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Picnic Fare Roast Chicken Picnic
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Picnic Fare Roast Chicken Recipe from Alice

Apparently, when Alice B. Toklas went on a picnic, she did not fool around. I say “apparently” because I can find no evidence that today’s recipe was either taken on a picnic by Toklas or is actually her recipe. I have an uncredited magazine clipping — most likely from the …

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Okanagan Farms A Perfect Summer Salad
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A Perfect Summer Salad Mixed Greens and Fresh Fruit

Regardless of where you spend your summer, it should mean less time in the kitchen so that you can enjoy the weather. On a hot day, the last place you want to be is behind a stove, which is why a summer salad is an ideal light meal.  This recipe …

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Pork Chops with Sauce Verte
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BBQ Pork Chops with Sauce Verte a Summer Recipe

The latest dish from the Mirabeau Kitchen is pork chops with Ben’s signature adaptation of a ‘sauce verte’. This is a simple recipe, that works nicely for a Summer BBQ. Even better, you can make the sauce the day before to save time, and if you have any leftover sauce …

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Summer Drinks Rosé Margarita
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Refreshing Summer Drinks try a Rosé Margarita

With Mexican origins, the Margarita is a popular summer cocktail with a sharp, citrus kick. Tart, zingy and satisfying a Margarita is a refreshment that marks those sun-kissed summer moments. However, in the South of France rosé is often the go-to drink for an easy-drinking toast with loved ones. With …

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Panzanella a Summer Salad
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Panzanella a Summer Salad Recipe

It is the height of tomato season, and I cannot get enough of their bright red deliciousness. I will sometimes buy a couple of pounds from one vendor at the farmers market, then see more at another stall and buy them, too. Yes, I have even bought from three different …

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Summer Entertaining in Provence Apero dinatoire
Provencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste

Best Summer Entertaining in Provence Apéro Dînatoire

With the summer heat in Provence, I find that an apéro dînatoire is the best way to entertain. I prepare all the dishes in advance except a fig and onion mini puff pastry. Then, 30 minutes before guests arrive, I put out my spread and pop the pastry hors d’oeuvre …

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Charred Peach, Asparagus, Mozzarella and Prosciutto Salad
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Summer Salad with Peach, Asparagus, Mozzarella and Proscuitto

Anna Stanford is a mum of three children and the creative energy behind Anna’s Family Kitchen. Despite a busy schedule, she manages to make healthy, home-cooked meals for her family. At Mirabeau Wine, we were lucky to have Anna create a trio of summer recipes that she paired with some …

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