Figs Provence Recipes
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Fresh Figs Sweet and Savoury Recipes from Provence

Sweet and earthy, the fragrance of a fig tree full of almost ripe fruit is like standing in a pot of jam. The fig tree is known as the Common Fig. It grows both cultivated and wild in most countries that are close to the Mediterranean and in many parts …

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Wine Mas de Sainte Berthe Alpilles
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Top Biking Routes in the Alpilles

My wife and I live part of the year in St-Rémy-de-Provence, a charming town that sits at the foot of the Alpilles mountains. We love to bike in and around the Alpilles on routes that range from easy to moderately difficult. If you stay off the busy main roads, biking …

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Lavender Ginger Scones
Chef Liz ThompsonDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

Baking with Herbs: Lavender and Ginger Scones

Scones began as a Scottish quickbread and have evolved into a teatime staple that is easy to make and sure to impress. However, plain scones (although delicious) can be just that, a bit plain. When the sun starts to shine, and flowers begin to bloom, lavender is a herb that …

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Lavender Shortbread a Sweet Provencal Treat
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Lavender Shortbread a Sweet Provencal Treat

The following recipe for lavender shortbread is my Provencal take on the Scottish classic. However, let’s start with an introduction to baking with fresh lavender. I love nothing more than throwing a handful of fresh lavender or any other herb into my baking. It takes me to simpler times with …

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Blood Orange Lobster Salad
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Roussanne with Lobster Salad and Blood Orange Dressing

Due it the acidity, a citrus dressing is tricky for food and wine pairing. The Acquiesce Winery Roussanne (2019) was a match for this seafood salad. Baked lobster tails dressed in a tart citrus vinaigrette are quick to prepare for a summer lunch. Or as a starter course. My recipe …

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Sunday Lunch in Provence
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Sunday Lunch in Provence a Summer Buffet

Provence is a wonderful place to visit all year, but the summer it’s – OohProvence! The cicadas start chanting as the temperatures rise in late June. When the lavender and sunflowers bloom in July and August, shaded restaurant tables are in high demand. Summer entertaining should be stress-free and casual. …

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Natural French Skincare and Cosmetics from Remember Provence
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Natural French Skincare and Cosmetics from Remember Provence

Selling exclusive Provencal-themed housewares, gift items, and culinary ingredients, Remember Provence reaches customers around the world. The founders launched a home-based business selling artisanal products from the South of France that was in 1997. In 2013, the French company relaunched the website and moved product sales to an entirely Internet-based …

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Lakes Rivers of Provence Cotignac waterfall
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The Stunning Lakes and Rivers of Provence

Looking for a way to relax and enjoy Provence? Then look no further than exploring the many enchanting rivers and lakes within this region. They offer clear waters, plenty of opportunities to explore their shores, various hiking and water sporting activities and sunbathing. Lac de Saint-Croix This lake is located …

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Quiche Basics French Classics
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Quiche Basics: Mastering the French Classic

Although not typically Provencal, quiche is definitely French. You find variations of this savoury tart in most bakeries, grocery stores and many lunch menus. The Quiche Lorraine is indeed the classic version, originating from the northeastern region of France. Any quiche recipe starts with eggs, cream, and (usually) cheese. After …

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Don’t Miss These Transhumance Events in Provence

Weather Moves If you are in Provence in the spring or fall, you might see the movement of sheep and goats to greener pastures – transhumance. These organized transhumance events in Provence are kid-friendly and entertaining. Watching several thousand animals moving through village streets is worth experiencing. Seasonal weather dictates …

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