Route du Mimosa French Riviera
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Route du Mimosa a Yellow Drive on the French Riviera

Riviera Road Trip Aix-en-Provence can be cold in the winter. To stay warm, we wore our puffy jackets, shopped for sweaters, and walked on the sunny side of the street. When canary-yellow bunches of mimosas appeared in the market, it was a sign that spring was close at hand. Flowering …

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Mimosa Deviled Eggs
AppetizerDorothy GarabedianProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Mimosa Deviled Eggs an Appetizer for Spring in Provence

Oeufs Mimosa (Mimosa Eggs) years ago in Marseille when my cousin placed a large, resplendent platter of Oeufs Mimosa on the dining table. The traditional recipe is unbelievably simple:

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Mimosa in February @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerInspire: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

February Events in Provence: Mimosa and Sea Urchins

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Despite it being February, the coast of France bordering on the Mediterranean becomes bright yellow during this time of year. Acacia dealbata. Or, known in the florist trade as Mimosa. If you’ve never seen this growing in the wild, now is your chance. This spectacular …

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10 Reasons to Visit Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

Here are 10 Great Reasons to Visit Provence

Narrowing down the reasons to visit this corner of France to only 10 is a difficult task. Provence covers broad geography in the southeastern section of the country. It’s here where the Rhône River reaches the Mediterranean, and the Southern Alps give way to fields and beaches. The Romans left …

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La Tarte Tropézienne Tasha Powell
Cakes & CookiesDessertProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Tarte Tropezienne a Delicious Recipe for Serious Bakers

Tarte Tropezienne is a slice of French Heaven. Personally, I am a Tarte Tropezienne “Super Fan” and have made this pastry for 12 years. This long-time dessert favourite has been around for over 60 years. Brigitte Bardot made the Tropezienne famous by when she first moved to Saint Tropez.

To create this amazing dessert, there are three separate parts to the recipe: the brioche, the pastry cream and the whipped cream.

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Spring Events in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Spring Events in Provence Discover What’s On 2020

Spring Events in Provence Spring in Provence is absolutely lovely. As is the case with most of the year, the sun shines brightly, but expect the odd rainstorm. Moisture in this period is critical for the grapes, olives, and almonds to start their growing cycles. In March and April, expect …

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Winter in Provence Events Calendar La Rotonde Christmas Aix-en-Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Winter in Provence Events Calendar 2020

Winter Festivals and Events in Provence What is winter like in Provence? It’s a good question. So, many images of the South of France are summer scenes; ribbons of blooming lavender fields, glasses of rosé with beads of condensation and beautiful people in enjoying their holidays. Perhaps wintertime in Provence garners less …

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New Patricia Sands Book A Season of Surprises at Villa des Violettes
Books on ProvenceInspire: Art & CultureKeith Van Sickle

Book Review: A Season of Surprises

Patricia Sands is at it again! The author of the popular Love in Provence series has just published a novella, A Season of Surprises at the Villa des Violettes. Book Review Readers are treated to a new chapter in the lives of our favorite Love in Provence characters—newlyweds Kat and …

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New Patricia Sands Book A Season of Surprises at Villa des Violettes
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

New Patricia Sands Book: A Season of Surprises at the Villa des Violettes

Just Published It was a pleasure to read an advance copy of A Season of Surprises at the Villa des Violettes, the latest book by Patricia Sands. This novella is the second in a series about Katherine (Kat) and Philippe’s new home (Villa des Violettes), and soon to be Bed …

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French Riviera Garden
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvencePhoebe Thomas

Our French Riviera Garden in Spring and Beyond

By Phoebe Thomas A while ago I was asked by the magazine “Living France” to write about my garden in the Riviera. At the time I couldn’t publish what I wrote here on the blog as the idea was that people would buy the print magazine, but all this time …

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