Thursday, February 15, 2018

Isle-Sur-la-Sorgue~ And delish apple cakes~




















So much too say..too many words.. too many photos:)

So ..antiques..galore here...shops..brocantes..etc..

I mentioned before..I found the prices much better in Aix for old plates and such there..beautiful antique plates that I left behind were 3 euros each in Aix..salt boxes 14 euros..I found nothing in that range  on Isle -Sur-La-Sorgue..perhaps I was not looking hard enough.

The market..we were packed like sardines..I mentioned that..

Really like the metro..:(

So although it had held it's charm for us..plenty..
market time was un petit zoo.

We had lunch at a fun little place on the water.
I had to be on the water.I sound so spoiled..I am not..but eat indoors or out..same price..let me be on the water..the menu and place mats were adorable..I found some for sale later on at librairies..but my Littles are too old now and so am I ..;)
ISLE is like a mini Venice they say..well that is a HUGE stretch..but I would say a dollhouse Venice.

It is a charming charming town..

The owner of the resto felt we had been super patient I guess.. and offered us a glass of wine on the house..we had had our glass and had to drive..but that was so sweet..They were soo busy.
What's the rush waterside in Provence?
Not me.











I still go to bed thinking about the days we spent in Provence.

But ..back to reality ..and reality where we live is not bad at all..

One thing I have loved about blogging..is the fun contacts/relationships we make..

I think about that..because it seems we are losing more and more bloggers..

Terry..I knew at Gardenbuddies..she doesn't have a blog but we share a love of baking..family..daughters..Littles..gardening..

she sent me an interesting recipe..a long time ago~ And I made them right away..and forgot to post..

SO GOOD..


Thanks Terry! For thinking of me!

Delicious little apple cakelets..

you can find the recipe here..






62 comments:

  1. Your beautiful photos tell a wonderful story Monique. I hope to visit France one day ... soon!

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  2. Yes, I dream about Provence and Paris and London and... For the last seven years Scott and I would see an airplane while we were walking and we would dreamily point and say "there we are, headed to London". Now we walk and see an airplane and say "there we are, headed to Memphis" hehe, it's not quite as glamorous but it's the people that matter! I am ready for a trip though and your pictures have once again, inspired me :)

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    1. Oh do it..yes..I can see London and Memphis being quite different..a blogger I admire Hélène..lives in Cannes..her latest post has London at Christmas..OHMYGOSH..have you seen her pics..

      Go see

      http://questcequonmange.blogspot.ca/

      So many pics..when I first found her years ago..I regaled in looking at so many past posts.
      Have you been to St-Paul De Vence?♥

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  4. Your pictures are amazing. I think I've already told you I'll be in Provence next July. I'll stay in Aix-la-Provence. I believe it's on Sunday its market took place, isn't it? I ca't and I don't want to resist to a good market!
    I'll try those apple cakes. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hi Nina! Jacques said Aix was Saturday! We went to so many I forget..it's in my journal I bet..but he says Saturday:)

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    1. Provence is truly a beautiful region to visit:)♥

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  6. When you revisit France, please come to Carcassonne, and I will show you all the places that are like your photos and more, but without crowds or stress. We have some water--the Aude river and the Canal du Midi--but no pretensions about being like Venice. The citadel is jaw-dropping. So is the surrounding countryside. Why, of all the places in France, we chose to move here...

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    1. How nice of you to offer! Our next trip is booked and planned..but maybe the next next one God willing..! Thank you so much!

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  7. Wonderful photos! I love the patient dog and the mom with the two boys near the water. Not to mention all the wares! I would go nuts ;) ♥ those apple cakelets!

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    1. Me too Susan..everything you said..I am not surprised:) The brown butter cakelets? Keepers.;)

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  8. what beautiful pictures Monique and what lovely site really charming ! I love apple cakes !!
    thanks by yours words Monique ♡♡♡

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  9. Beautiful photos, I love the little dog. The apple cakes look gorgeous.

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    1. That dog stole our hearts that day..Soo good..one of the vendor's !The little cakes w/ browned butter taste great.

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  10. Tellement belles ces photos, j'aimerais me perdre dans cet endroit... Tu nous enchantes Monique. Merci pour ce beau partage.

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    1. Josée.. la Provence.. a ton nom d'écrit dessus♥C'est moi qui te remercie:)

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  11. It seemed a perfect holiday! Your pictures are wonderful...love the dog and course the baby carriage~🌹

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    1. The dog..we were smitten:) So cute in red by the canal:)

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  12. Your cakes turned out perfect Monique. I have to make that recipe again. It is so simple but sooo good. The dog is a sweetie. Too bad it was crowded it looks like a charming town. I see many things I would have wanted to bring home.

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    1. LOL sooo many things one would love to bring home..shopping heaen and for such different beautiful items:) Jacques is good to enjoy the markets as he is not a market shopper..just the food;)

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  13. It’s been a long looooong time since we were in Europe (before euros). I grew to love it and it was so hard to leave. Oh my goodness, those cakes are so beautiful and look delicious as always. Hope you’re keeping warm! I return home to MI in March!

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    1. It's a beautiful place to visit and I would thik to live..I told Jacques that..that's where I would pick to live ..if I could pick anywhere and our family could live as close to us as they do here..Provence.

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  14. Such beautiful images on a cold, gray day! Thank you!! I'm imagining myself sitting on the outdoor patio of that little lunch spot myself. ;) have a wonderful day, Monique! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. People would stop you and ask to buy your clothes;) It is indeed a charmed moment in life..to have the opportunity to visit.
      At least that's how I feel about this recent trip:)

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  15. Morning!
    Oh I do love those wee tables and chairs...so cosy looking!
    Beautiful lasting images Monique...treasures for sure❤️
    Another sunny day here today...Happy Friday! Nearly one week gone already 🙁
    Enjoy your weekend...seeing your littles?
    Cheers!
    Linda🐚

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    1. Gosh 1 week already! I knew you were going to have fab weather..I had looked..apparently we are going to have record breaking..shattering..warmth next Tuesday!Snowing now lol.

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    2. Forgot to mention the garlic!
      I planted the one you sent me in a pot, as the timing got away from me.😬
      Fingers crossed it grows! 🤞🏻

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  16. A lovely trip down memory lane Monique!💕. I would need to arrange for a shipping container if I went to all the markets that you did! Although, at this stage in my life, I am thinking about all the things I could do without. Perhaps I would have more restraint than my younger self.

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    1. I too think about all the things I can do without.I am older than you..So yes..everything is beautiful and tempting..but..at my age..I think..no..don't..:)
      But some things..well..what can I say?
      A tiny little pottery vase w/ violets on it? From Tourrettes-Su-Loup..the potter and his shop.. violets are embedded in the old streets and wolf prints♥It's the utter charm of it all:)
      I can imagine w/ your exquisite taste..the treasures you would find.Bon weekend belle fille.

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  17. THANK YOU for posting these photos!!! I LOVED this market sooooo much and had a special experience there when with my French class!!!
    Thank you pour le petit trésor, also from a town in Provence that I love!!!!!! Love the little painting, it inspires me!!!!! Will write you more, merci mille fois!!! R.

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  18. Oh, I would have had a ball shopping those markets. It is so beautiful there. If only I could stay for months. I would love to try those cakelets. Too pretty to eat. I've been making bread and the ones I've kept, well, I am sure eating a lot of bread. Glad it makes small loaves.

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  19. NEVER TOO MANY PICTURES!!! Especially today...so many memories come back.
    The best is to go Very early. We went at 9am...empty amd left by noon.the zoo!
    Why did I not find le petit frere? The handwriting!!!
    Instant love❤️❤️❤️

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  20. These are amazing. Makes me want to go back and explore. I am sad I missed seeing the open markets. We shall have to visit. Love your pretty little French apple cakes. The artist in you, makes everything so pretty. Happy Saturday.

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    1. Go to every market next time..early before the crowds as we did.I can see you and your husband thoroughly enjoying it all Linda!

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  21. My heart is doing summersaults, so in love with this post. Oh, the photos. Your eye is outstanding for capturing just the right things. I loved the sweet dog and oh! Those antique markets! And bowls! And garlic! And I really want a red and white tablecloth just like that one. You may not post every photo you've taken but I have a feeling you have many more just as beautiful and I hope you look at them often, especially when it's cold and snowy and all white!

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    1. I loved that tablecloth too..I did buy a large linen square..for the middle of my dining room table w/ my initials..:) At least they look like mine..:) Next time I will have a kitchen window measurement with me..Many of our windows here have no treatments..I love light..but ..many of the markets have just a dash of white w/ ties..in linen ..w/ embroidery..all soft and neutral..I would love one♥I snap as I walk there..no time for actually taking real pics;) :)Wait till you see thecrowds in Aix..ohlala!

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  22. I am not surprised you go to bed thinking about that lovely holiday Monique! I would be too. I often think back to our own holiday in the South of France, a long time ago now, but one of our nicest. Your photos have all been lovely. That red and white tablecloth wow, it is so beautiful. I would love me one of those! I agree, the markets are very busy, but such a beautiful mix of colour, smell and sound. At one we went to there was a woman playing music along with some birds she had with her in a cage. Very different! Your little cakelets look very yummy! Putting them on my bucket list! Love all that you share! Hope you are having a lovely weekend! I suspect that you are. ♥ xoxo

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    1. Such a nice time last night at my daughter's..no one makes me laugh like they do..apart from Jacques mimicking me;)
      The brown butter cakelets..just great..
      I am hoping you get to regale us with tales of Castle Cottage :)♥

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  23. Your blog is a beautiful diary | magazine that we receive through your dedication. I love it. Of course, you are completely adorable as well. I love those bowls holding the blue sky. Ahhhh, just lovely. I was thinking of revisiting some vacations 'of yore' on the blog as well. The brown landscape makes me long for color. xox thank you for all that you share Monique

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  24. This is just the sort of place I like and your photos are beautiful, Monique. Heading over to check the recipe for the little apple cakes though I've just used every single apple in the house for a bowl of compote :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  26. Loved the French market and all the wonderful treasures! Next trip to Europe, I have to go to the markets!! I have to try the apple cakes, they look divine!!
    Hugs, Jody

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    1. You have to go to every market!!We love doing that.I am so grateful Jacques enjoys them a bit there☺️Here..not so much..every market has it's attributes in Provence..ours is the same every time..

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  27. C'est tellement joli, l'Isle sur la Sorgue ... On y va souvent hors saison mais les quatre grandes brocantes sont sympathiques aussi, même si très peuplées ! ;-)

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    1. Il y avait foule!!! Pire..Aix!Nous arrivons tôt par contre ☺️Tous les marchés me font plaisir en Provence❤️

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