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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food ProducersProvencal RecipesTaste

Lemons and Oranges French Citrus Recipes to Try

Citrus and the French Table Citrus has had a place in French cuisine, in decoration, and noble gardens since at least medieval times. As both written and iconographical sources have suggested, several species of citrus were consumed, traded and maybe even cultivated in the gardens of the medieval French elite: …

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Lemon Tart French Classic
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottDessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste

This Delicious Lemon Tart is a French Classic

Author, chef, and journalist Susan Herrmann Loomis shares her recipe (below) for a delicious lemon tart. One of the recipes in her cookbook Plat du Jour: French Dinners Made Easy, this French classic tarte au citron is the perfect balance of sweet and sour. The recipe is straightforward, and the …

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Lavender Whipped Cream
Cakes & CookiesCarolyne Kauser-AbbottDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

Try this Citrus Dessert Lavender Lemon Cake

If you are a fan of desserts with citrus, this lavender lemon cake is calling your name. This recipe from our friends at the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm is easy to assemble and ready in about an hour. Serve the cake with a dollop of whipped cream as shown …

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Simple Dessert Blood Orange and Ricotta Cream
DessertFlans, PuddingsMaison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste

Simple Dessert Blood Orange and Ricotta Cream

Whenever it is blood orange season, we make a point of using this distinctive citrus in salads, cocktails and desserts. Below is a recipe for Blood Orange and Ricotta Cream is, a simple and delicious dessert you can make in no time. Enjoy this dessert with a glass of Pure …

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Lemon Meringue Tart Recipe
DessertMaison Mirabeau WinesPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste

Just Try to Resist this Lemon Meringue Tart Recipe

I love this tart, it might seem daunting but I’ve broken it down into three parts so open a bottle of rosé and have fun with it. You’ll be really happy with the results, I promise! I’ve made the pastry, but feel free to buy it, there are some amazing …

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Scallops in Blood Orange Sauce
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Seared Scallops in Blood Orange Sauce

I was given six small, extremely juicy blood oranges by my friendly farmers, Eunice and Larry (Larry’s Veggies), right at the end of blood orange season. She said to me, “I know you will do something wonderful with them.” Weeks earlier, friends Susan and Towny had sent me a recipe …

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Blood Orange Lobster Salad
Chef Liz ThompsonProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

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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Citrus Salad Orange Fennel Olive Mirabeau_Wine
Maison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

Citrus Salad with Orange, Fennel, Olive and Capers

In a climate where fennel grows wild and, olive oil production is big business this tangy salad is a tribute to the landscape. This citrus salad incorporates many ingredients native to the South of France and the Mediterranean Basin. Gemma Wade prepared this salad as a side dish for the Easter lunch menu

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Citrus Almond Cake
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

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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Spaghetti Citrus Cream Sauce
David Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Spaghetti with a Citrus Cream Sauce

The spaghetti sauce is a light cream and wine base with citrus (orange and lemon). The dish is easy to make and a refreshing change to tomato sauce. Think about making this when the citrus starts appearing in the Provencal markets near to Christmas or perhaps to celebrate the annual Menton Fête du Citron in February.

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