Winter Magic in the Haut Var

We started off with the very best intentions – a « low budget » weekend at the Gorges du Verdon (one of the most spectacular natural regions in Provence. The off-season rates for the region are very attractive, and although you might not have an opportunity to kayak down those crystal-blue rapids, the views are…

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Winter Favorites…Provençal Daube + Parmesan Polenta

Well, we’ve officially settled into winter and are enjoying all the wonderful comfort foods that come with the season.  Think cheese, and lots of it.  Although not much happens in Provence during these few chilly months, we’re making the most of our most trusted remedy to beat the winter blues… a well-stocked kitchen. Between the…

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Winter Comforts… Les Soldes & Savory Clafoutis

Bonjour dear readers.  It’s chills-ville in the South of France, and I found myself chasing the winter blues away at les soldes (the sales!) for the better part of last week.  And well, let’s just say I’m a convert. Big time. Even though I had to brave a few well-placed elbow nudges and many more women who seemed…

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