Friday, September 6, 2013

Provence for Lunch?

Happy Friday, all! How's summer holding out in your part of the world? A stretch of rainy days and grays here in Seattle leave little doubt that fall is on its way. But happily it's still summer at the Farmers Market, which means it's pretty darn easy to go to Provence for lunch (no jet lag required).

Multi-course extravaganzas notwithstanding, the best meals we enjoyed in Provence were the simplest - especially a lovely lunch under the pines near the pool at La Bastide de Moustiers.

Recipe for lunch in Provence:

1 Farmers Market
A nice collection of heirloom tomatoes
1 ripe melon
Country ham
A fist full of green and purple basil
A dash of olive oil 
Sea salt
A bottle of rosé
Fresh bread
Sun and swimming pool optional but preferred

Compose ingredients on a couple plates. Pour the wine. Slice the bread. Relax and enjoy.

Happy weekend, everyone!  XO


  1. Yum! I am convinced everything in Provence taste better:) But I agree the simple meals are often the freshest and most delicious....just beautiful Jeanne!! Have a great weekend.

  2. oui oui my favorite meals here or anywhere are simple and clean like this! it's how we are meant to eat, right? mouth is watering, jeanne. and to think my breakfast was a kind bar. oh boy.



  3. Oh yes please!! I can't think of many places I'd rather be!! Happy weekend!

  4. transported! Oui, les plaisirs simples sont les meilleurs. Merci.

  5. Now that's our kind of lunch! We've been having a bit of an Indian summer here and your recipe would be perfect for a weekend afternoon on the terrace... Though the views aren't quite the same as yours!
    C + C

  6. I do think the French know how to live and linger all year but the Summer seems so idyllic, even without Air conditioning, one seems to be able to slow down and partake in lazy lunches with wine.
    Makes me want to dream of an escape to Provence.

  7. Count me taken away...a perfect lunch spot!!

  8. Sounds like the perfect lunch, Jeanne. I do miss the farmer's market in the winter, although our farmer's market is open all year, but not the same.
    Such pretty images Ah, to be in Provence.



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