The Olive Festival in Ollioules… in photos

Greetings dear readers and friends! Well, we are enjoying lovely, sunny weather after an unseasonably cold start to fall. The leaves are starting to change colors (so pretty!) but it’s still a great time to be outdoors – as witnessed by all the hikers, bikers, and beach fans roaming around town. And what a nice…

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Colors of the season… Fall in Provence

Greetings dear readers and friends! Well, fall in Provence is just whipping past us… witnessed by the fact that Christmas decorations are already on sale in most stores around town. Not to mention that they’re preparing to open our local Christmas market (in Toulon) any day now. No complaints here, as Christmas in France is…

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10 Great Reasons to Visit Provence in the Fall

Greetings dear readers and friends! Well here we are, at the end of the summer, and sorry to say that I haven’t been a very active blogger because, well….summer! A summer in the south of France is something not quite of this world… full of festivals, bbq’s, lazy beach-days and 5 weeks of vacation that…

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Fall colors at the Provençal markets

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…

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Foto Friday… Beautiful Colors of Fall

Greetings dear readers from a decidedly chilly south of France.  Our days are a lot shorter, nights cooler, and with the coming of the holiday season, its hard not to notice that winter’s just around the corner.   And since we don’t have Thanksgiving to kick-off the holiday festivities, we’ve pushed straight ahead into the…

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Fall Events in Provence

Well, here we are, fall has officially arrived. And although it’s not quite time for the spectacular color-changes that come with the season, we’re still lucky to have the lovely greens & deep purples that come with harvest time. And this weekend promises to be particularly pretty, as we’ve managed to hang on to quite…

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Fall baking… Apple, Pear, and Almond Clafoutis

We’ve hit a bit of wet and rainy weather here in the south and while making this recipe, I realized one very important fact about fall comfort food… the smell of apples and pears simmering in a mixture of butter and sugar can go a long way to lift anyone’s spirits. In fact, I looked…

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10 Things I love about Fall in Provence

This will be my fourth fall living in our little corner of Provence and, as the years go by, it seems we spend these months doing a lot of the same things every year. We’ve developed a sort of “must-do” list of the season, which in many ways tops some of the summer pastimes that…

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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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Fall Favorites…Pear & Camembert Tartlette

During the week, I sometimes get the opportunity to drive to the “countryside” to do a lesson for a client who prefers to work at home. As much as I enjoy teaching, I also enjoy the quiet time in the car… driving through the villages & taking in the changing landscape. Driving the same village…

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