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unusual fruits and vegetables Cherimoya & Chayote

Variety of Local Unusual Fruits and Vegetables to Create a Festive Spirit

A quest to find local unusual fruits and vegetables to bring something new to a festive table.Only 1 week to go until Christmas, and I still haven’t decided on the menu. To keep my workload manageable but still looking for a wow factor, I start a quest for exotic and unusual fruits and vegetables.I don’t want to look too far and get… Read more →

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. Jump to Recipe Save Tourettes-sur-Loup is just across the valley from our garden and the seeds must have spread… Read more →

4 italian rice resipes

4 Italian Rice Recipes for Entertaining (w/vegetarian and gluten free options)

Here are 4 different ways to cook Italian rice, more practical than risotto if you have guests. They can be prepared ahead of time or do not require your full attention just before serving. I love to serve Risotto, as it is such a complete and refined delicacy. However, it requires complete attention and dedication for the entire cooking time.… Read more →