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Trajan's Farmers Market

To Farmers Market: When in Rome, Do As the Romans Do

What is the difference between a Tourist Farmers Market and a Local Farmers Market? How do you recognize if you are in a tourist trap? How to make the most of both markets? Built in 179 B.C. Trajan’s Market, the world oldest supermarket. I AM CURRENTLY UPDATING THIS POST WITH A NEW VIDEO SERIES: SEE VIDEO INTRODUCTION BELOW:  Applying the… Read more →

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 →