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Fall colors at the Provençal markets

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 Sunny skies at the Toulon market on Cours Lafayette

What a glorious time of year in Provence! I think we can say that about all of the seasons in the south of France (well, actually, winter is no picnic if truth be told…) but somehow when each season rolls around I find something new to marvel about.  This year I’m really taken with all of the colors at the markets. So much to enjoy!  It makes me want to turn all of those pumpkins and squash into cheesy cassaroles and gratins and make a moutain of tartes and clafoutis with the multiple varieties of apples on display. But as always, where to find the time?  Maybe I need my own sabbatical in Provence…

Well, to be honest, whipping up a tasty clafoutis is so simple to do – please find a recipe I posted here for an easy way to bring a bit of French-baking to your home.  My favorite thing about making an apple clafoutis is simmering the sliced apples before in a mix of sugar and cinnamon (although the cinnamon’s my added touch, not very French indeed) – makes the house smell incredible!

I hope you enjoy these photos of fall at the Provencal markets and I hope it’s just as colorful and bright in your corner of the world!

Toulon squash

Toulon mushrooms

Toulon gourds

Toulon figs

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