Picnic Fare Roast Chicken Picnic
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste

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
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

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
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

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
Lunchtime MealsMaison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

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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apricot jam recipe
CondimentDavid Scott AllenProvencal RecipesTaste

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 …

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Hot Weather Lavender Lemondade
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottDrinksProvencal RecipesTaste

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 …

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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 …

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