Recipes / 16.06.2017

With the beginning of the summer just around the corner and the very nice weather of these last few weeks, the market stalls are overflowing with fresh summer fruits. Peaches, watermelon, strawberries and of course apricots. Some years the apricots are quite small and difficult to ripen, but this year it's difficult to tell the difference between apricots and nectarines. They are big, juicy and colourful. Time to make apricot jam!! For me its like 'putting a touch of summer in a jar' to be able to enjoy...

French lifestyle / 09.06.2017

Living in Lorgues not only means living in between vineyards and beautiful French country side, but also means living at an hour or less away to some of the coolest places in the South of France. Cannes, Aix-en-Provence, Gorges du Verdon and of course, Saint-Tropez. A few years ago I was asked by a magazine to write a few articles about Saint-Tropez and what you need to see when you go there. I now like to share again with you all the special things that are a definite...

French lifestyle / 10.05.2017

The ‘South of France ‘life style has always been popular.  As soon as I moved permanently to the South of France in 2008, one of my daughters made the following remark: ‘Mama, we never have to go on a holiday again, as we now live in the holidays’. And there I realised she was right. Each summer, the area where we live, is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. People save up a for a whole year to spend their so well deserved holiday right...