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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. Jump to Recipe :  Print Recipe 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 the day outdoors. Unfortunately,… Read more →

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 →

Saint Paul de Vence

Must See in Saint Paul de Vence 2017

Welcome to Saint Paul de Vence, what ‘s on 2017! Must see Saint Paul de Vence 2017#cotedazurfrance https://t.co/rLUXQ3Vflg pic.twitter.com/nK5YrbAZ4L — Laura Tobin (@lauratobin) May 16, 2017   With the arrival of Spring the French Riviera is becoming busy once again with tourists. Streets, restaurants, beaches and museums become populated again. With plenty of activities in the region, it is hard… 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 →

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 →