Chateau Romanin panoramique View AOP Les Baux de Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Chateau Romanin Dedicated to Provence’s Long History of Wine

Occasionally, you catch a flash of the sun on the windows, a fleeting hint that something magical is taking place on the North side of the Alpilles. Initially, the meandering road that leads to Château Romanin parallels the Aéro-Club de Saint-Rémy les Alpilles glider runway. The striking backdrop of limestone fingers, the …

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Olives in Provence Tastes of Provence
Paula KaneStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

My Provençal Garden

It always happens less than one week after being back in Canada. Less than one week (sometimes less than one day) and I am dreaming about being back in Provence. Generally it’s because I go from summer to autumn/winter in a matter of moments. It’s always cold and dreary and …

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Christmas Taditions and books on Provence @maryjanedeeb
Books on ProvenceInspireMary Jane Deeb

Book Review The Christmas Kalends of Provence

The Christmas Kalends of Provence, by Thomas Allibone Janvier, was first published in 1902 and republished many times since. The edition I am using is a facsimile published by Bibliobazaar, 2007, Charleston, South Carolina. Reviewed by Mary-Jane Deeb A few years ago my publisher, Paraclete Press, gave me a small …

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Luberon vineyards near Menerbes Provence
Caroline LongstaffeExplore

The Luberon adorned in her Autumn golden, crimson gown

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: Each season, I say to myself, that this is my favourite…… Winter ~ bundling up in soft woolens, crisp winter mornings; sparkling frost, magical snow flakes. Spring ~ gathering boughs of spring blossoms and filling my home with daffodils. Summer ~ sunflowers and eating …

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Provence in Autumn #ExploreProvence @VauclusDreamer
ExploreJulie Whitmarsh

Provence in Autumn is just lovely!

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: The first snow fell in the Vaucluse yesterday and Mont Ventoux started its shift from being a summer cycling venue to a winter ski resort, bringing with it thoughts of long walks across the hills that are so often out of bounds during the summer …

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Rose Research Centre
Maison Mirabeau WinesTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Rosé Research Centre in Vidauban

Have you wondered why that delicious Provence rosé keeps you coming back for more? Unlike their sweeter, darker counterparts around the world, these pale pinks are being haled as seriously good, versatile wines. Not only are they incredibly refreshing on a hot summer’s day, but they’re also perfectly enjoyable in …

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Wild Mushroom Bisque #TastesofProvence @GoutetVoyage
Martine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesSoupTaste

Recipe for Wild Mushroom Bisque

As the weather gets cooler, my go-to dinner is often a hearty soup and a winter salad. Sturdy vegetables available in the late fall and winter such as squash, root vegetables, broccoli and cauliflower often combined with dried legumes and mushrooms lend themselves to a slow simmer on the stove top. Making soup is a satisfying Sunday afternoon activity.

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autumn in provence @cobblestonesandvineyards #exploreprovence
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore

Autumn in Provence

Just the mention of Provence conjures up images of lavender and sunflowers. Beautiful indeed! But what about the autumn? Is there more to enjoy than just the lavender? Autumn in Provence has an intoxication all of its own. With the crowds have left and the temperatures slightly cooler. Read Cobblestones …

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Luberon Views @deb_lawrenson
Deborah Lawrenson

A Hamlet in the Luberon

Almost ten years ago, we bought a run-down house in the Luberon. Actually, it was rather more than a house: it’s un hameau, a hamlet of several buildings overlooking the long sweep of the Luberon hills and the valley. ‘It has a very special atmosphere,’ said the agent who took …

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Stuffed Zucchini flower with goat cheese, figs and ham @CooknwithClass #TastesofProvence
Cook'n with ClassProvencal RecipesStarter CourseTaste

Stuffed Zucchini Flowers with Goat Cheese, Figs and Ham

You need to try this recipe while there is still a chance of finding zucchini flowers and fresh figs in the markets of Provence…otherwise you will dream about it all winter.

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