Spring Dinner Menu Provence 2022
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Make this Spring Dinner Menu Inspired by Provence

Those places in the world where spring arrives early (and stays) should be on your travel “bucket list.” When the mimosa begins blooming in late January, winter is almost over on the Côte d’Azur. However, like a cat playing with a ball of wool, spring takes patience in the rest …

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St Remy Musee des Alpilles, side entrance
ExploreGayle PadgettVillages Towns and Cities

Sites and Birds: Interesting Walks in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Mother Nature jumped the gun this year, often bringing brilliant azure skies and near-balmy weather well before spring officially arrived. The tantalizing temps make bundling up unnecessary when my husband and I head outside to elevate our heart rate with a nature walk. And with the expansive Parc Naturel Regional …

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Discovering Provence Part-Time
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

William Adams Shares Discovering Provence Part-Time

France Part-Time A summertime sabbatical from Colby College in 2013 led William D. Adams and his wife Lauren Sterling to Provence. After exploring the Aix region during that break, they decided to spend more time in Provence. The couple now split their time between Portland, Maine and their home in …

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Bonnieux
ExplorePaul ShawcrossRoad Trips South of France

How to Spend 2 Days Driving Around the Idyllic Luberon

Mountains, Old Abbeys, Pretty Villages and a Roman Bridge The Luberon in the Vaucluse boasts many charming villages, four of which are classified as Plus Beaux Villages. Moreover, there are wooded hills with plenty of good walking, great markets, excellent restaurants and a producer of quality wines—all in this relatively unspoiled …

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Olive Harvest in Provence
Julie WhitmarshLocal Food ProducersTaste

The Joys of Our First Olive Harvest in Provence

We love our little house and the garden we’ve made here. I have a fig tree, a little cherry tree and even an apricot sapling, all in large tubs on the terrace, but the one thing that we don’t have is an olive tree. We planted one many years ago …

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Le Pistou Cookery School Uzès Cooking Class Lebanese Mezze Cooking School
Petra CarterProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Lebanese Mezze Recipes from My Cooking School in Uzès

A Lebanese Mezze consists of several small dishes for sharing with others. Every culture has its culinary creation to bring people together over a meal. For instance, Spanish tapas and American picnics! These are several recipes from Le Pistou Cooking School in Uzès for a workshop called Lebanese Bites. You …

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Endives au Gratin with Ham
Cook'n with ClassLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste

Endives Gratin with Ham a French Bistro Classic

Looking for a great dish for cold-weather activities? Easy to make ahead and serve when you are ready, Endives au Gratin is a Belgian dish typically from Northern France and Belgian. The dish consist of endives wrapped in ham slices served in butter and a bechamel sauce. After outdoor activities, …

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Valentines Gift Guide 2022
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Valentines Gift Guide Inspired by Provence

Valentines Gift Guide There is no reason to wait for February 14th to show your affection. However, not acknowledging Valentine’s Day might not be a solid love strategy. So, to help with your shopping, we have pulled together this Valentines Gift Guide with suggestions that won’t break the bank and …

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Provencal Beef Stew
BeefCook'n with ClassMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Gardiane de Taureau Provencal Beef or Bull Stew

Are you looking for winter comfort food? This French meat stew makes a cold day a little warmer. Gardiane de Taureau, or gardianne, is also known as a daube camarguaise or daube des gardians. Our recipe for this traditional Provencal stew includes marinaded, slow-cooked meat from the black bulls (taureaux) …

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French Onion Soup
Cook'n with ClassProvencal RecipesSoupTaste

French Onion Soup Recipe a Bistro Classic

Imagine a steaming bowl of French onion soup (soupe à l’oignon) with a cheesy gratin topping in a lively Parisian bistro. Today the dish is almost synonymous with the French capital, but it is entirely possible to find this soup on a menu in Provence during the colder winter months. …

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