Lemon-Lavender Hearts coeur a la creme Lemon Desserts
David Scott AllenDessertFlans, PuddingsProvencal RecipesTaste

Sweet, Creamy and Tangy Dessert Lemon-Lavender Hearts with Lemon Curd

The lavender season may be over for another year in Provence, but the locally-grown citrus will be available shortly. Perhaps these Lemon-Lavender Hearts (Coeur à la Crème au Citron et Lavande) are the perfect dessert to bridge the gap between seasons in the South of France. The combination of sweet lemon curd and cream cheese blended into a delicious finish to any meal.

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Lavender Uzes
Barefoot BloggerExplore

Searching For the Love of Lavender Near Uzes

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger Lavender Near Uzes Had the Barefoot Blogger known lavender fields are so close to Uzes, and how fabulous they are in person, I would have been visiting them much before now. Thank goodness I found out how to get to some of the best …

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Sault Lavender Festival August Fete de Lavande
ExploreJulie WhitmarshWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Spend A lovely day at the Sault Lavender Festival

I do enjoy a good festival – whether it’s a big County Show in England or a small local food event in France such as The Honey Fair at Goult this year. With that in mind, the signs for the Fete de la Lavande at Sault were too much to …

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Lavender Mint Meyer Lemonade @AtableenProvence
Paula KaneProvencal RecipesTaste

Lavender Mint Meyer Lemonade a Refreshing Summer Drink

a new drink this summer – Lavender Mint Meyer Lemonade. It’s been unbelievably hot and sunny in Provence, pretty much non-stop. So this weather is a perfect time to sip while sitting in the shade, listening to cicadas while enjoying a gentle breeze. This lemonade is very refreshing and I am sure it has healing properties

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Lavender Fields Vaucluse
ExploreJulie Whitmarsh

Purple Turns Provence – Where to see Lavender Fields in the Vaucluse.

It’s this time of year that Provence turns purple when the Lavender fields start to explode with colour and the air fills with scent as the flowerheads gently brush against each other in the breeze. The air above them seems to shimmer with the colour and the constant buzz of bees …

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War Memorial Provence Vaucluse
ExploreJulie WhitmarshProvencal History & Traditions

A War Memorial amongst the Lavender Fields in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Back in the Summer we spent some time exploring the pretty village of Simiane-La-Rotonde, a few miles away from us in the neighbouring Department of Alpes de Haute Provence. Whilst we were there we noticed the names of five (5) English Airmen had been added …

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Lemon Lavender Cornmeal Cake Olive OIl Cake
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

Lemon Lavender Buttermilk Cornmeal Olive Oil Cake a Sweet Finish

This quick bread has all the tasty elements of Provence – a bit of citrus, a hint of lavender and flavourful olive oil. The inspiration for this sweet lemon, lavender cake comes from a recipe by Nicole Riegl

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Bike Riding Lavender Fields Provence
David & Karen TaylorExploreStay Fit

Bike Riding around the Lavender Fields in Provence

Early July is the peak of colour in the lavender fields surrounding us. Whilst I cycled it would be a very pleasant drive and encompasses some spectacular scenery. From Saint Saturnin Les Apt, I took the D179 towards Rustrel and then turned left onto the D34 which takes 12 kilometres …

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Purple Lavender Luberon Provence
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore

Where to See a Sea of Purple Lavender in the Luberon

The words lavender and Provence are synonymous. Yes, lavender embodies the very essence of Provence. Isn’t it true that when one imagines Provence, it’s fields of lavender as far as the eye can see that come to mind? Sunflowers too? Yet, the lavender season is short. So when can you …

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Lavender Fields Explore Provence
ExploreOur House in Provence

Enjoying the Lavender fields in Vaucluse and nearby Drôme Provençale

It’s a toss-up between coquelicots (red poppies) and lavender, but probably no other scent or sight says Provence better than the pungent aroma of a purple field of lavender growing in mounded rows under a brilliant blue summer sky. We were lucky that it was the lavender season when we …

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