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How to Make the Perfect French Apéro

Greetings dear readers and friends. I hope winter is treating you right and it hasn’t been too cold in your neck of the woods. On our end, the south of France has been a series of highs and lows… unseasonably warm weather from the middle of January right through to the start of March, and […]

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Good Eats in Provence… La P’tite Cour

Greetings dear readers and friends. We had a special occasion to celebrate (wedding anniversary) so we headed to our new favorite restaurant in Sanary-sur-Mer:  La P’tite Cour. And, as it turns out, this restaurant isn’t just for special occasions as the two “set menu” options are both very affordable at €30 and €45 respectively. This […]

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How to order in a French restaurant

Greeting dear readers and friends! Here we are… vacation time! The beaches are filling up, and honestly, it’s difficult to get any work done around here. I’m not officially “on holiday” yet, but seeing all the tourists coming and going, spending our weekends by the sea, and having a few “extended” apéro hours in the […]

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Making the Perfect Fraisier…with Guest in the City

Greetings dear readers and friends! Well, summer is just around the corner and I couldn’t be happier. Now starts the long beach days, longer lunches (capped off with a few glasses of rosé of course), and a general “slowing down” of life in the south – the time of year when Provence really shines. And […]

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Jean-Marc Villard’s Cooking School in Provence

Greetings dear readers and friends! I’m thrilled to share with you a wonderful day I had attending a cooking class in the Luberon. Besides being an absolutely stunning region, my day spent at Jean-Marc Villard’s Cooking School was an unforgettable (and delicious!) experience. I’ll just have to take a minute to set the scene here… […]

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Gourmet lunch at L’Esperance… Food heaven in Bandol

Greetings dear readers and friends from a very chilly Provence. It’s been a while since the last blog post, and honestly, during the winter months, I’m a bit hard-pressed to know what to write about. Everything slows down here quite considerably… maybe it’s due to the weather, or maybe we’re all just spending too much […]

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Cooking Class at Chef Oui Chef

Last weekend we had our second cooking class at Chef Oui Chef in the town of La Garde – a small city sandwiched between Toulon and Hyères. And wow, was it a blast.  Partly because our chef extraordinaire, Simon Istria, has a fantastic personality and regaled us with tales of his past cooking adventures (some […]

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How to Make a French Apéro

Bonjour dear readers and friends. It’s been a busy couple of weeks around le sud. With spring in full-swing, and the sunshine finally making a (very) long-awaited appearance, the French joie de vivre has been hard to escape. So given that we had our first “official” outside apéro just a few short weeks ago, I […]

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A Great Restaurant in Avignon… Numéro 75

We had one glorious day in Avignon during our extended weekend at Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and instead of making it a mad-dash run to see all we could see, we opted for a morning trip to the Les Halles market and a long, leisurely lunch. The question was, as it often is in an unknown city, where […]

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The Olive Festival in Ollioules

Of the many villages with interesting names in the Var, I can’t help but giggle everytime I think of dear ‘ole Ollioules. Apart from having a name with way too many vowels, the village is one of the most “recherché” (sought after) places to live in the area… great access to the autoroute, about 10 […]

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