French Seafood Ragout Recipe
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French Seafood Ragout Recipe with Scallop and Lobster

We recently invited friends Lee and Barbara to dinner to celebrate Barbara’s birthday. For a friend new to our circle, it was a delight to make a special dinner as a birthday gift. And, as I have often said, the gift of food is definitely one that comes from the …

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Grilled Lamb Shoulder French Menu
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Grilled Lamb Shoulder with Lemon, Garlic and Rosemary

Colder weather in Provence, or anywhere else, is the perfect excuse for making hearty dishes and serving wines that compliment the earthy flavours. Below is a recipe for grilled lamb shoulder with a lemon, garlic and rosemary infusion from author, chef, and journalist Susan Herrmann Loomis. This recipe comes from …

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Lemon Tart French Classic
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This Delicious Lemon Tart is a French Classic

Author, chef, and journalist Susan Herrmann Loomis shares her recipe (below) for a delicious lemon tart. One of the recipes in her cookbook Plat du Jour: French Dinners Made Easy, this French classic tarte au citron is the perfect balance of sweet and sour. The recipe is straightforward, and the …

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Okanagan Lavender Farm Canada
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Sweet Recipe Chocolate Lavender Truffles

Generally speaking, candy can be tricky to make, but truffles are not that complicated. The recipe below for chocolate lavender truffles comes from the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm. It is easy to follow and the results are delicious. Serve the truffles for dessert or wrap them in an attractive …

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Traditional Aioli Garlic Mayonnaise
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Traditional Aioli a Recipe for Garlic Mayonnaise from Provence

Made with olive oil and egg yolks, aioli (aïoli) is a popular sauce in the South of France. Susan Herrmann Loomis shares her recipe for this garlic mayonnaise below. This recipe comes from her cookbook French Grill: 125 Refined & Rustic Recipes, published in 2018. In addition to publishing 14 best-selling …

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Seared Scallops with Asian Flavours
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Easy Seafood Seared Scallops with Asian Flavours

It might be surprising to find wok vegetables, handrolls, and sushi on menus in Southern France. But, as we know, the culinary world is global, and chefs love to experiment with Asian flavoured food and wine pairings. In this case, it was challenging to find a match for a 2019 …

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Easy Grilled Halibut Provencal
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Easy Grilled Halibut and a Provencal Wine Pairing

The thing is, we weren’t planning on grilled halibut for dinner. But sometimes, that is how things go when you get to the grocery store, and they don’t have what you had planned. In most cases, that isn’t too complicated a switch, but for this meal, we had planned a …

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Easy Panna Cotta Variation with Gin Poached Rhubarb

Lindsay Radcliffe, founder of  The Feast, shared the following, “Gin and rhubarb are a match made in heaven and I love adding a shot of Mirabeau Dry Gin and a few sprigs of rosemary to my poached rhubarb, which I’m currently making on repeat.” Like a French creme brulée, panna …

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Recipe for Eggplant Gratin
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Recipe for Eggplant Gratin with Parmesan and Tomatoes

Let me start by saying this is not eggplant parmesan. Yes, it has eggplant and includes Parmigiano-Reggiano, but it is not the dish you might expect. This side dish is delicious in every season. Serve hot in the fall and winter and at room temperature other months. The eggplant is …

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Fall in Provence Dinner Party Menu 2022
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Fall in Provence Dinner Party Menu to Try with Friends

Writer, entrepreneur and small group tour director Annette Charlton says, “I was a Francophile long before I visited France.” She agreed to curate our 2022 dinner party menu inspired by the change of seasons in Provence. Autumn is harvest time, so with the abundance of delicious seasonal produce available in …

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