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What to do in Provence… in the summer

Greetings dear readers and friends. Summer is here! And let me just say, thank goodness… this is by far the most exciting time of the year in the South of France. In our little corner of Toulon, the beaches are not quite full yet in the morning which makes for great strolls along the seaside and… Continue reading What to do in Provence… in the summer

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Slow Sundays in the south of France… or the careful art of doing nothing

 The Mourillon beach in Toulon. Things have really slowed down in the South. It’s hot, humid, the cicadas are chirping away, and the most strenuous activity involves stuffing a towel in a tote & lugging yourself down to the beach. If there’s a better word than languid to describe this time of year, I’m still… Continue reading Slow Sundays in the south of France… or the careful art of doing nothing

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A fun and easy summer dish… Ratatouille Quiche

  Pretty stand at the Aix-en-Provence market. Greeting dear readers… or as they say in France… salut ! We are in the thick of the August holidays and honestly, if you’re not on the beach by 9am you just might find yourself hitting up the community pool… it’s busy, busy days over here… Not that anyone’s… Continue reading A fun and easy summer dish… Ratatouille Quiche

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Beautiful Beaches of the Var… Plage du Pellegrin

There are many gorgeous beaches in our “department”, the Var, but during the summer we usually return to our trusted local favorites in and around Toulon. This year, we decided to go a bit “further afield” and explore some of the natural marvels of the region – starting with the beaches of Bormes-les-Mimosas. Now Bormes… Continue reading Beautiful Beaches of the Var… Plage du Pellegrin

Markets

Foto Friday… Summer at the Sanary Market

There are many great things about summer in Provence, and surely one of the best has to be the markets. And a trip to the Sanary-sur-Mer market is an exciting event any time of the year, but especially during the months of June, July, and August. Granted, you might have to elbow your way past… Continue reading Foto Friday… Summer at the Sanary Market

Recipes

Market Cooking… Quinoa and Ricotta Stuffed Peppers

Greetings from a very hot south of France. We’re in the middle of what the French call a canicule – heatwave. I’ve still got a few weeks until my official “holiday” time, but summer is definitely in full-swing everywhere along the Côte d’Azur. And securing a spot on the beach anytime after 9am is almost… Continue reading Market Cooking… Quinoa and Ricotta Stuffed Peppers

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Summer Festivals… La Grande Sardinade at Ollioules

           Tail-end of a very nice apéro One of the best things about summertime in Provence is the many fêtes (parties) & festivals that take place all around the region. Even though we live in a bigger town, I prefer going to festivals in smaller neighborhoods & villages. At traditional village… Continue reading Summer Festivals… La Grande Sardinade at Ollioules