apricot jam recipe
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A Lesson in Making Apricot Lavender Jam

David Scott Allen shared his experience in Santa Fe, New Mexico, last summer. The destination is known for its art scene, outdoor opera (Santa Fe Opera), and creative New Mexican cuisine. However, a much less known fact about Santa Fe is the number of apricots that grow there. During their …

Hot Weather Lavender Lemondade
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Try This Hot Weather Drink Lavender Lemonade

If there is a drink that defines the best of summer living, it has to be homemade lemonade. And Provencal rosé! So if you are looking for a recipe for a refreshing drink for hot weather, try this lavender lemonade from the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm. Dedicated to making …

Goat Cheese and Pear Salad
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Goat Cheese and Pear Salad

Once I tried the Roussanne and Belle Blanc wines from Acquiesce Winery I had a perfect summer salad in mind. The Goat Cheese and Pear Salad recipe below is a perfect complement with these Rhône-style wines. Quick to prepare, this salad is a perfect compliment with the Acquiesce Roussanne and …

Raspeberries and Cream Dessert
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Make Raspberries and Cream for Dessert

It is no wonder why strawberries and cream are a “thing” at the Wimbledon tennis tournament. The combination of fruit and cream is light and delicious. Honestly, fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries) and sweetened cream, I have lost count as to how many times I have made this dessert over …

Raspberry Chambord Martini
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Stylish Cocktail Ideas for Summer

The team at Maison Mirabeau loves summer, and we’re embracing the Provençal lifestyle with strolls to the market, walks near the lavender fields and toasting long evenings with our rosé. Not that we ever get tired of rosé, but we have had a lot of fun experimenting with these great …

Market Apricots Provence
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Loving the Apricot Season in Provence and Recipes

I think that apricots are one fruit that signals the arrival of summer in Provence. Stonefruit apricot or the Latin name Prunus sect. Armeniaca, are related to plums. The fruit grows on a small tree, about the same size as an olive tree. While it’s not unusual to see apricot …

St-Rémy Take Out Chez les Frangins logo
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St-Rémy Take Out: Eating Well and No Cooking Required!

There’s a new place in St-Rémy-de-Provence that’s perfect for tourists and locals alike. Chez les Frangins (At the Brothers’ Place) is an artisanal rotisserie with everything you need for a delicious dinner at home or a picnic under a shady tree. Brothers Paul and Victor Granier opened their shop less …

Rosé, Apricot and Lemony Mascarpone
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Summer Dessert: Rosé, Apricot and Lemony Mascarpone

It doesn’t happen often, but occasionally we have some leftover rosé, and here is a delicious solution. The following recipe combines rosé and apricots with mascarpone into a light summery dessert. Toast the end of a lovely evening with La Réserve or any aromatic, Grenache blend rosé, such as our …

summer crab roll
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Provencal Rosé and Crab Rolls a Match Made in Heaven

Ahh… memories of our New England summers, when we lived in Maine and could amble to the end of the street to buy lobster from shops on the piers over the tidal creeks of coastal Maine… or bicycle to nearby seafood shacks for lobster rolls. Now, our ocean is the …

Summer Salad Tomato Mozzarella
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Easy Summer Salad Tomato Mozzarella

The Eastern part of Provence had long been Italian, so it would be no surprise that tomato mozzarella would be a summer dish often served in restaurants from Avignon to Nice on the French Riviera. Below is my easy recipe for the perfect summer salad – Tomato Mozzarella. Add local …