Olive Oil Cake Recipe
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Lemon Olive Oil Cake Recipe

This guest post comes to us from Berlin (and Madrid)! Vlada Migas is a pastry chef and the voice behind the tempting recipes on her blog Cook for Soul. “I enjoy feeding people with tasty desserts and sharing my cooking stories with them. Recently upgraded my skills with alternative dieting …

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Quince Puff Pastry Tarts Roasted Pecans @MirabeauWine
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Fall Desert Quince Puff Pastry Tarts with Roasted Pecans and Vanilla Sauce

Quince are not a pretty fruit. Far from perfectly shaped they resemble an oversized, rock-hard pear. However, once peeled and stewed with sugar, like apples for a compote, quince are versatile. You can make a quince paste, which is delicious with cheese or follow this recipe for Quince Puff Pastry Tarts …

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Porcini-Rubbed Steak mixed grill
BeefDavid Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Porcini-Rubbed Steak and the Mixed Grill BBQ

It is less of an issue in France, where typical grocery store packaging might include two chicken breasts, six sausages, four steaks, but in the United States, everything is “supersized” I end up with bits and pieces in my freezer.  The good news is that cleaning out my fridge is …

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Smoky Cinnamon Salmon Mushroom Lentils
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Mid-Week Meal in Minutes Smoky Cinnamon Salmon with Mushroom Lentils

This recipe for Smoky Cinnamon Salmon with Mushroom Lentils is a mid-week “go-to” favourite for many reasons, but the first is it can be made in under 30-minutes. The second reason is one of my favourite spices is Spanish smoked paprika, known in Spain as pimentón. Although you can use regular paprika or Espelette pepper (Piment d’Espelette) from the Pays Basque in France,

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Canistrelli Corsican Cookies
Cakes & CookiesCarolyne Kauser-AbbottDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Sweet Canistrelli a Corsican Breakfast Tradition Coffee and Cookies

Sweet canistrelli cookies are a Corsican specialty, which are available in many different flavours. Although the recipe comes from Corsica the cookies are easy to find in Provence, from grocery stores, to markets to specialty shops.

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Mandarin Cardamon infused Almond Cake
Cakes & CookiesChristmas & HolidayDessertMirabeau WinesProvencal Recipes

Mandarin and Cardamon Infused Almond Cake

A delicious and colourful cake full of the flavours of Christmas markets, perfect with tea to brighten up a cold day, or as a light and joyful desert after a nice meal. It’s not only easy to make with very standard ingredients it also keeps very nicely for a few days, as the infusion of Mandarin and Cardamon syrup keeps it perfectly moist and preserved

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Fig Tart Orange Flower Custard
David Scott AllenDessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

When Life Gives You Figs – Make a Fig Tart with Orange Flower Custard

What is your go-to dinner party hostess gift? A bottle of wine of course is an easy option. Flowers are nice, but then the hostess needs to scramble to find a vase and arrange the bouquet, which might not be practical. This is what David shared in his post about …

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Tomato Tarte Tatin @OurhouseinProvence
Lunchtime MealsOur House in ProvenceProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Perfect for Lunch in Provence Tomato Tarte Tatin

Highlighting the wonderful flavours of fresh Roma tomatoes and Oregano on a light and flaky tart shell served with crisp salad greens.
A Tomato Tarte Tatin.

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Tarte a l'orange Orange tart @MirabeauWine
DessertMirabeau WinesPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

A Twist on Lemon Tart – Tarte à l’Orange

The classic Tarte au Citron works beautifully with oranges instead of lemons to give a lush and softer edge to this light desert. I try and pick good quality, non treated oranges and have decided to reduce the juice a bit to get a more pronounced flavour. I made the sweet pastry myself, but a good quality “pure butter” supermarket version will do the trick and is less prone to failure.

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