Gisele’s Ratatouille

Ingredients 3 Onions3 Eggplant3 Courgettes (zucchini)3 Cloves GarlicTomato Sauce*Olive OilSaltPepper Directions Peel onions, eggplant, courgettes and garlic. Cube the eggplant and courgettes. Large dice the onion and finely chop the garlic. Separately sauté’ each of…Continue Reading

Provencal Roast Chicken

“Poulet Farci au Persil”Recipe courtesy of Michele Guerard Ingredients2 Free Range chickens, 3 lbs each4 purple shallots finely chopped2 white shallots finely chopped6 mushrooms finely chopped8 oz unsliced smoked bacon, cut in pieces and pulsed…Continue Reading

Savory Cherry Tomato Clafoutis

Ingredients 3 eggs1/3 cup whole milk1/3 cup cream1/2 cup flour1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper12-14 cherry tomatoes2 ounces goat cheese1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated Directions Preheat oven to 350, liberally butter a ceramic or glass baking dish (preferably round).In a large…Continue Reading

RAFT Botanicals Sun Hat Cocktail

Put on your sun hat and enjoy this delicious summer cocktail! Made with RAFT Botanicals cocktail syrups and bitters. Find them at PoggiBonsiGifts.com. 1.5 oz gin or vodka (they work equally well) .5 oz RAFT Hibiscus Lavender…Continue Reading

RAFT Botanicals Backyard Collins

This refreshing cocktail is Keli’s go-to beverage for warm summer evenings on the deck. Made with RAFT Botanicals cocktail syrups and bitters. Find them at PoggiBonsiGifts.com. 1.5 oz gin 1 oz RAFT Citrus Rosemary Syrup 1…Continue Reading

Magical Provence Itinerary

Magical Provence September 12-19, 2018 Itinerary Only two spots remaining! Wednesday, September 12 3:30 Meet at the Train Station in Avignon 4:30 Exploring La Table Longue and Getting Settled 6:00 Aperitif party welcome 7:30 Dinner prepared…Continue Reading

Risotto with Beetroot and Pecatini

Recipe courtesy of La Terrazza del Chiostro, Pienza, Italy Serves 6 Ingredients 500 gr. Rice (3 1/2 cups) 500 gr. Beet (3 1/2 cups 70 gr. (1/2 cup) Peconzola (Pecorino blue cheese from Pienza)* 100 ml.…Continue Reading

Cacio e Pepe

This traditional Italian “macaroni and cheese” is quite popular in central Italy where the pecorino cheese is the best in the world. Ingredients Kosher salt 6 oz. Umbricelli or Stringozzi pasta 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter,…Continue Reading