Easy French fruit tart – Tarte aux fruits

Easy French fruit tart – Tarte aux fruits

I had a number of requests for the recipe for the pear and plum tart I mentioned in my last post, so here it is, though it’s barely a recipe as I really did just throw it together.  When you’ve got ripe juicy fruit and some ready-made pastry in the fridge...
The Veggie Box and the Fruit Tart

The Veggie Box and the Fruit Tart

We’ve had a go at growing our own vegetables at Lou Messugo but failed rather miserably.  We just never got the hang of the hot weather and dry summers.  Somehow the amount we had to water the plants seemed to outweigh any financial savings in growing our own....
Thirteen desserts:  Christmas in Provence

Thirteen desserts: Christmas in Provence

Christmas is a time for traditions and while France probably doesn’t spring to mind immediately when thinking about the festive period and its traditions, there are plenty here.  And even more so, plenty in the South which surprised me when I first moved to the Côte...
Travelling apricots

Travelling apricots

It’s apricot season and I’m in heaven.  Juicy, soft apricots bursting with Mediterranean warmth and flavour are all around and this year we had our own first crop. Twenty-six fruits to be precise but out of little things big things grow, and you’ve...

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