Safran du Haut-Var

Today marked the 3rd saffron  festival at Sillans La Cascade.   A selection of stalls welcomed those interested in, not only saffron, but truffles, honey, various preserves and other local products. Bunches of lavender were on sale. It was a … Read More

Aups – Annual Truffle Festival-home of Le Diamant Noir

  Today Aups held its annual truffle festival.  A lovely crisp morning welcomed many locals and visitors alike.  Intrigued onlookers watched as the truffle hunter demonstrated how his faithful pig could find the truffles, which had previously been buried in … Read More

La Bourride- Provençal fish soup/stew

La Bourride is a Mediterranean fish stew- not to be confused with bouillabaise.  given the abundence of fish along the Mediterranean coast of Provence,  it is not surprising that there are many traditional fish recipes . The definition of bourride … Read More

Brouillade de truffes

Aups in the Var area of Provence, France hosts a weekly truffle market in season ( November to February). Aups has the third largest black truffle market in France At the height of the truffle season, the brouillade aux truffes … Read More

Brouillade de truffes

Aups in the Var area of Provence, France hosts a weekly truffle market in season ( November to February). Aups has the third largest black truffle market in France At the height of the truffle season, the brouillade aux truffes … Read More

Thoughts of Provence

Just to whet the appetite!- Come and see for yourself! Endless blue skies, scenery captured in light that has inspired writers and painters for generations, abundant,fresh produce transformed into tasty treats, rosé  by the gallon,villages that time forgot, street cafés … Read More

La Galette des Rois- Epiphany in Provence

The Christmas and New Year festivities over for another year- well not quite- we must not forget the feast of the Epiphany. This annual festivity takes place on the 6th January and celebrated the arrival of the “Three Wise Men” … Read More

Fromage du brebis

We are privileged to have small local producers on our doorstep, producing high quality cheeses for the local markets One such producer of excellent organic sheep’s cheese is at Sillans La Cascade LE JAS DU VIGNAL 83690 SILLANS-LA-CASCADE http://www.visitvar.fr/en/fiche.aspx?idPrestationTif=16907 The … Read More