So here it is! My Top Ten list of treats from
10. Tapenade. Made from finely chopped olives, anchovies and olive oil, this spread is delicious with bread for the 'apéritif'.
9. Calissons are lovely lozenge-shaped sweet made of candied fruit (usually melon and orange), ground almonds and covered with a layer of icing.
8. Figs. I know you can find them in
they never taste as good as in . Provence
7. Savon de Marseille. The best for all skin types, especially sensitive ones. My all time favourites are Eglantine Rose and Lemon Verbena.
6. The candied fruits of Apt. Beautiful to look at, delicious to eat!
5. The many colours and patterns of Provençal fabrics. I prefer the yellow ones. They remind me of the sunshine.
4. Goat cheese. Hard or creamy, with a piece of freshly baked baguette. Heaven.
3. Rosé wine. The Lubéron region has beautiful wines, but rosé is my favourite. It reminds me of sitting out in the garden to watch the sunset and listening to the cicadas.
2. La Tarte Tropézienne. Not exactly from the Lubéron region, but its light brioche scented with orange flower and fluffy cream are a delight. Did you know that the original recipe for the cream - a mix of butter cream and crème patissière - is kept secret?
1. I had to place lavender at the top of my list. Not only is it beautiful to look at smells divine, but it has many medicinal properties for the treatment of insomnia, colds and migraine.
I hope you enjoyed my Top Ten list. Did you ever visit