Provence Lavender June Tour
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Enchanting Provence: Lavender Fields and Heritage Sites a June Tour

Mother Nature determines the exact timing of when the lavender fields bloom in Provence each year. However, there is a certain magic with visiting the region before the crowds arrive for summer. Typically, June is a lovely month to travel in the South of France before it gets too hot …

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Provencal Lavender Sachets Remember Provence
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Provencal Lavender Sachets with Scented Love from France

Remember Provence is an online website featuring only made-in-Provence artisanal products. The company founder and president, Marie-Hélène, carefully selects items produced using traditional know-how and local ingredients (where applicable). Harvested and packaged by hand, these Provencal lavender sachets are only one example of the range of goods available on the …

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Tomato and Burrata Salad
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Tomato and Burrata Salad with A Provencal Lavender Twist

In reality, cooking with lavender isn’t au fait with the locals, but used with subtlety and restraint, the perfume of Provence pairs perfectly with the more traditional native ingredients – garlic, honey and oil – for this simple dressing. Serve with lots of bread for scooping up the juices. This …

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Summer Provence Lavender Fields-near-Sault
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Summer in Provence is When to See Lavender Fields

Throughout the Luberon region, the landscape is peppered with fields of small, round-shaped lavender bushes, which for almost nine months of the year lie dormant like sleeping hedgehogs. In the spring, they begin to sprout, and from about the middle of June, their fragrant flowers bloom, fanning their purple fronds …

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Lavender and Photography Provence
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Lavender and Photography in Provence Capture the Magic in July

It’s not a dream. Outside your window, the cicadas are chanting as the sun moves higher in the morning sky, warming the Provencal countryside. You are in Provence during the lavender season and learning about photography. Now that is a dream! On holidays, you want to immerse in the local …

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Lavender Grown in Canada
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Holiday Recipe Lavender Shortbread for Christmas

One of the many reasons I was thrilled to discover the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm was this cherished family holiday recipe for lavender shortbread. This multi-generational, family-run operation in British Columbia, Canada, is dedicated to making quality products. From planting to the final product – the farm operations reflect …

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Lavender Hot Chocolate Winter
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Lavender Hot Chocolate for When Winter Meets Summer

Never let winter end before enjoying a steaming mug of homemade hot chocolate with whipped cream! This recipe for lavender hot chocolate from the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm combines winter with a hint of summer. Plus, this cold-weather recipe is as simple as it gets. Dedicated to making quality …

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Okanagan Lavender Farm Canada
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Sweet Recipe Chocolate Lavender Truffles

Generally speaking, candy can be tricky to make, but truffles are not that complicated. The recipe below for chocolate lavender truffles comes from the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm. It is easy to follow and the results are delicious. Serve the truffles for dessert or wrap them in an attractive …

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Lavender Provence Artisans Recipes
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Lavender in Provence, from Farmers to Artisans to Recipes

In most people’s minds, lavender, rosé wine, and Provence are inseparable. As a result, the flowering lavender fields are a magnetic attraction for locals and visitors alike from mid-June until the middle of August. Farming Lavender The Romans first introduced the lavender plant to the South of France as they …

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Make Lavender Meringues
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Learn How to Make Lavender Meringues

Meringues are not hard to make but require patience and a low baking temperature. The recipe below for Lavender Meringues comes from the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm in British Columbia, Canada. The Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm is a family-run operation requiring an entire team for planting, harvesting, drying, distilling, …

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