Category Archives: Provence

Saffron & Cardamom Baked Custard Tartlets with Pistachio Dust & a visit to L’Aube Safran, Provence

I made my annual visit to Paula at A Table en Provence a few weeks ago. Paula runs food & wine tours as well as cookery lessons from Vacqueras every summer. For more about Provence, click here. As always, I had a lovely time-Provence is a wonderful place for a food lover (not to mention […]

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Provence est parti

  And so for my last blog from Provence(sniff, sniff)…I am reminiscing about some of the highlights from this year’s trip to Provence which started with a meal out in on the first night in an auberge called La Bastide Bleue just at the base of the perched village of Seguret. What a perfect way […]

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Wining and Vining in Vacqueyras

  This week, as I have mentioned, I have been staying on the beautiful vineyard of Le Clos de Caveau. Our gite is the most charming Provençal cottage. The kitchen has a lovely terrace off it, which has been lovely for sipping aperitifs and eating while the hens, cats and Flo the German Shepherd wander […]

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Feasting in France & Fennel Marinated Salmon

  Last night, Paula (who is starting the food & wine trips in Provence) and I had a trial run of how our evenings will work when we take groups here. It was very interesting to have the opportunity to go to the fantastic market and to plan a meal around what was available to […]

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Pottering In Provence

  I am what feels like a long way from An Grianan this week, with my friend Paula who is starting new and exciting food and wine trips in Provence. I am here to help her get it set up whilst also enjoying the added benefit of staying on a beautiful vineyard! We are based […]

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