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homemade crystallized violets recipe

A Violets Festival in Your Own Garden

What is a violets festival? On the French Riviera, Spring is announced in March when violets start blossoming all over the gardens. At the renowned Violets Festival in Tourettes-sur-Loup you can eat them in different ways: ice cream, jam, jelly, candy. Save Tourettes-sur-Loup is just across the valley from our garden and the seeds must have spread naturally. You can… Read more →

entertain French Riviera

4 Easy Ways to Entertain When Staying in the French Riviera

Entertain……even if you don’t live here ! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas these are busy periods for many, with family and friends getting together, it is time to entertain. Hosting a party at home can be overwhelming: preparing the food, organizing the house and welcoming your guests. Last year, I was busy organizing my first “Lunch with LT”: a lunch I organized… Read more →

Gourmet Picnic

1 2 3 4 5 Take advantage of the beautiful weather and the fantastic scenery of the French Riviera and invite your guests out for a picnic. There are many fantastic coastal walks with stunning views and private beaches to stop for lunch. All packed and ready to go, I can provide you with a gourmet picnic and if required… Read more →

duck magret de Canard sauce a l'Orange

French Challenge: Duck Magret de Canard à l’Orange and Gratin Dauphinoise

Duck magret de canard a l orange is France favourite dish. At last some rain, and the temperature has dropped. It seems autumn has finally arrived, and I am ready for some comfort and festive food to warm up our cold and rainy weekends. To celebrate the new season I embraced a new French challenge: Magret de Canard a l’Orange… Read more →

Mediterranean picnic with horses

Ferragosto: a Mediterranean picnic “English style”

Packing only local products, here are some ideas to enjoy a Ferragosto Mediterranean picnic “English style”, with horses, dog and picnic basket. Waitrose is celebrating: Taste of the Med (sponsored post)   Ferragosto is a traditional Mediterranean holiday in Italy, France and Spain, celebrating the Assumption of Mary. Typically most people are on vacation, and many prepare a picnic spending… Read more →