Potimarron Red Kuri Squash Puree
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Squash Puree With Cumin a Cool Weather Side Dish

his recipe for squash puree can be prepared with butternut, potimarron or even acorn. Play with the cumin to suit your taste, but we like the slightly exotic flavour from the spice.  Serve this side dish with slow-roasted roasted meat or poached fish.

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Pink Praline Brioche à la praline
Cakes & CookiesDessertMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Pretty in Pink Praline Brioche à la Praline Recipe

Brioche à la Praline is a sweet treat from the gourmet city of Lyon. The recipe from the Mirabeau Wine kitchen is festive, perfect for guests or for that special someone. Don’t forget the rosé!

Pink Pralines are pink sugar-coated almonds, and a specialty from the city of Lyon, also known as the French capital of gastronomy.

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Persian-spiced Lamb Shanks
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Persian-spiced Lamb Shanks

Great lamb is easy to find in Provence, most of which is organic, and grass-fed. This recipe, for Persian-spiced Lamb Shanks, brings together the best of this complex middle-eastern cuisine. The flavours of Persia combine sweet, sour, savoury, hot, floral, and earthy into a subtle taste explosion.

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Pink Elephant Martini Cocktail
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Pink Elephant Martini Cocktail Recipe it’s La Vie en Rose

I recently threw a birthday luncheon for my good friend, Claire, and served Pink Elephant Martini Cocktails as the welcome drink! This was a huge success. Claire loves the color pink and is very elegant.

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3 Quick Appetizers
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3 Quick Appetizers for Holiday Entertaining

Amuse bouche roughly translates into tempt your taste buds. These three appetizers are easy to make and can be prepared in advance of your guests’ arrival. Enjoy Smoked Salmon Rolls with Horseradish and Granny Smith Apple, Crab and Avocado Spoons and Chicken Satays with your favourite cocktail.

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Homemade Hot Chocolate
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Make Ultimate Hot Chocolate and a Sweet Gift Idea

Hot chocolate is one of those drinks that makes you feel like a kid. On a cold, blustery, why not drink something sweet and delicious? This recipe is so quick to prepare that we hope you never resort to packaged hot cocoa again.

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Citrus Almond Cake
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

A Citrus Almond Cake Everyone will Love

Almonds, olives, tomatoes, and citrus fruit are some of the culinary signatures of the Mediterranean climate. In Provence, the citrus groves are found on the Côte d’Azur near Menton. There is no question that a visit Menton one year during the Fête du Citron is on my travel bucket list. However, …

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Sacristains Sweet Easy Recipe Finished
Agathe ForestBreadsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Sacristains Sweet and Decadently Easy Recipe

sacristains (French word) is a little harder to classify, and the origins are equally mysterious. Made with puff pastry (pâte feuilletée) layers of sugar and almonds and a quick trip to the oven make this crispy treat…heavenly

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Mulled Wine Vin Chaud
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Warm-up the Holidays with Mulled Wine – Vin Chaud

What’s a Christmas market in France be without some mulled wine? In fact, what is winter without mulled wine? As one of our followers pointed out, it also adds such a delicious smell to your house. Enjoy (in moderation of course). The advantage to making it yourself is that you …

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Stuffed Poached Pears
David Scott AllenDessertFlans, Puddings & OtherProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Stuffed Poached Pears with Berry Purée

It’s sad to see the end of the summer stone fruit – plums, peaches, nectarines and apricots. However, in their place, a variety of apples and pears indicate the start of new dessert opportunities. This recipe for Stuffed Poached Pears includes an element of surprise.  The dessert is easy to …

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