Fresh Market White Asparagus Gratin @Cocoa&Lavender
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste

White Asparagus Gratin a Seasonal Recipe to Celebrate Spring

During spring months in Provence, it is common to find fresh white and green asparagus in local markets, and the perfect excuse to make a white asparagus gratin. In Germany, this particular season has a name: Spargelzeit. This phrase really just means “asparagus time”, but it sounds so poetic in German. …

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Spring Luberon Lourmarin Cherry trees blooming Maison-des-Cerises
Caroline LongstaffeExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Spring in the Luberon Valley a Visit to Lourmarin

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: When you leave a place for several months, however much you love it, even somewhere as special as Lourmarin, you find yourself wondering. Wondering if it is really is as magical as the images you have so firmly imprinted in your mind. Wondering whether you’ll …

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Early Spring Landscapes Provence
Ashley TinkerExplore

Capturing Early Spring Landscapes in Provence in Photos

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: May I brag for a moment? Just look at how beautiful these landscapes are, even at this time of year. Most of these pictures were taken with my phone, as many were impromptu pit spots on the side of the road. I’ve noticed a sudden …

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Asparagus Pea Soup Recipe Mirabeau Wine
Provencal RecipesSoupTaste

Fresh Asparagus and Pea Soup Recipe for Spring or Summer

rench green asparagus teams very well with peas and you can serve this cold in the summer for a refreshing and pretty way to start a meal. This asparagus and pea soup recipe comes from Jeany Cronk’s kitchen at Mirabeau Wine.

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Spring 2018 Provencal Dinner Menu
Provencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTasteViktorija Todorovska

Spring Dinner Menu Provencal Recipes to Suit the Season

After the cold days of winter, spring arrives with a light touch: green vegetables start to grace the markets and rich foods give way to lighter, zestier dishes. Vibrant colours and flavours excite the palate. The first asparagus spears make beautiful salads, fresh chevre and local bread turn simple salads …

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Chilled Pea Soup Crispy Prosciutto
Martine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesSoupTaste

Springtime Chilled Pea Soup with Crispy Prosciutto

This recipe for a refreshing green Chilled Pea Soup is the culinary equivalent. The broth is simple to make ahead of time ideally the day before. Just before serving the soup prepare the prosciutto to a crispy texture and add as a garnish on top of each bowl.

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Provence Spring flowers along roadways
ExploreJulie Whitmarsh

It’s Nice to be Back in Provence and Spring has Arrived!

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Spring is in the air in Provence: Once again we have flung open the shutters on the house, switched the hot water on, filled the fridge & checked the tyres on the bikes. Over the last year (and it really is nearly a year since …

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Fresh Asparagus Season photo credit Tasha Powell
Barbara SchuerenbergProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

The Tastes of Spring a Salad with Fresh Asparagus and Parmesan

When the almond blossoms fill the sky with a pink hue, you know that Spring produce will quickly follow. Bright green asparagus seems to be the harbinger of the longer, warmer days ahead. This simple salad highlights the flavours of the fresh green asparagus with a tangy bite of citrus and hint of parmesan.

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Spring Pea Soup
Martine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesSoupTaste

An Easy Recipe for Spring Pea Soup

The markets of Provence literally spring to life at this time of year with fresh asparagus, young lettuces and the first peas of the season. To celebrate the season of rebirth after a cold winter enjoy this recipe for Spring Pea Soup.

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Asparagus Recipe @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste

Spring in Provence: Quick Love Asparagus Recipe

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: The first asparagus has arrived in the markets. Steamed for about 10 minutes, a drizzle of olive oil, shavings of parmesan and then a soft free range boiled egg – perfect for lunch in the spring sunshine. Via:: Accommodation in Provence          

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