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Fraises des Bois Discover Foraging for Strawberries in Provence

Did you know that wild strawberries grow in Provence? I couldn’t believe it when Robin first pointed them out to me. In this climate, you’ll often find the plants taking refuge in the shade, but they can be quite abundant. Once you recognize the distinctive toothed foliage, you’ll be seeing. Continue reading here to learn more about the tiny yet flavourful Fraises des Bois (strawberries of the woods). These delicious berries grow wild in some areas in Provence, but as Ashley says, you need to know where to look.  Happy foraging!

Recipes with Strawberries

Strawberry and Lemon Mille-Feuille
A quick and easy dessert for when you want to impress your friends and family
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Strawberry Lemon Mille-Feuille
Strawberry Tiramisu
Tiramisu is not quite pudding, not really a flan, definitely not a cake, but absolutely delicious. However, the best thing about this recipe is how easy it is to prepare, and it can be made in advance.
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Strawberry Tiramisu Dessert
Spring Strawberries with French Meringue
French meringue is the easiest of the meringues to make. It requires no stovetop cooking, and this recipe uses an easy 1:1 ratio of sugar and egg whites. You can make the meringue in advance and store them in an airtight container (which makes them perfect for an easy go-to dessert). This recipe will make 6 meringues. The cooking time may vary but count on 3 1/2 hours.
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Strawberries and French Meringue Spring Menu 2021
Creamy Coconut and Strawberry Cups
All you need is four ingredients and a bit of time to make sure the dessert chills before serving. Easy, seasonal and a lovely light finish to any meal.
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Creamy Coconut Strawberry Cups

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Ashley Tinker

Ashley was born and raised in Montréal, Canada. She has always been drawn to the history, way of life and beauty of Europe. Her feelings for Europe were reconfirmed while studying art in Florence, Italy. Ashley says that stone buildings, colourful shutters and terra cotta tile rooftops fill her dreams and now her days.

Ashley moved to Provence in 2014 with her partner Robin (he also shares her Francophile passions). They are in search of the French joie de vivre, which they find at every turn in the local markets and natural beauty of Provence. This couple are indulging in local olives and wine as the Provencal sunshine changes craggy rocks into things of beauty.

You can see all of Ashley's blog posts on Curious Provence.

Take a look at Ashley's beautiful fine art photography on her Photographer in Provence website.

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