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Inaugurating a project long dreamed of at last 🙂 after refurbishing the “garage” into a studio, the first set of vegetal dyed fabric has finally seen the light: Indigo bath:   Acetate prints with stencils.. … and block prints: ...

June in the kitchen garden

The garden has now turned into a jungle!! Strawberries keep coming out! On the lower left corner of the picture, a leave of Comfrey that I use as organic fertiliser, plants do seem to like it a lot 🙂 ..heaps of lettuces. Courgettes are also ...

May in the kitchen garden

Because food is quite high in our priorities, especially tasty food, we are monitoring our brand new kitchen garden weekly, and although (or rather because) we only use comfrey as fertiliser, it’s growing like weed: the aromatic square is ...

April in the kitchen garden

This being the first year, we are watching the kitchen garden closely, in particular the strawberries that are literally turning red before our eyes, very exciting!! We also added quite a few lavender planters on the steps, thereby creating a ...

The garden project, kitchen garden

Following the happy experience with dry gardening, and thanks to the very inspiring movie “Demain” (see link here) I ended up after quite a bit of research, digesting and making mine the concepts of permaculture in order to apply ...

The garden project, dry garden

Like many people, I have been brainstorming about how to make the future better (or just less worse maybe ?) for our children. An intelligent use of the property we are lucky enough to have seemed to be one of the obvious way forward. ...

Season’s Greetings…

Wishing you a merry Christmas and happy New Year from La Baye des Anges and frosty Provence… and keeping our fingers crossed for snow!   SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

Searching for truffles

With winter comes truffle season! Truffles grow under specific kind of oak trees and under very precise conditions of humidity and ground composition. Traditionally, the pigs would be used to find the precious mushroom. We don’t have the ...

Provencal cooking classes

In Vaison, we are blessed with fabulous markets and grocery stores: cooking and long meals with friends and family are one the best way to enjoy the Provencal way of life. If you would like to learn more about local cuisine, Gisele is your best ...

The Mont Ventoux’s local hero

For many (including me), cycling up the Ventoux is just a crazy idea that wouldn’t normally come to one’s mind, For the growing number of passionate cyclists around the world, it has become a must. For others, like our local hero, it ...

Chateau-la-Nerthe

Chateau-la-Nerthe is a must, not only for the discerning oenophile, but also as a sight worth seeing. If the Chateau is XVIIIe century neoclassic, part of it’s cellars date back to medieval times.        

Vaison-la-Romaine’s Market

Tuesday is the day. Market is a very big deal here, and the big Tuesday market (there is a smaller one on Saturday and an even smaller one on Thursday evenings) is renowned since Roman times. There are of course fruits a vegetables, but also ...

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