April is coming to a close, but Saveur du Jour is in full swing with many new arrivals, sale items, and even a new logo!
This week we are featuring a local Provence painter, Virginie de Rohden. Previews of her beautiful artwork are below.
Also included is the recipe for a yummy goat cheese spread; it is a light but flavorful appetizer, perfect for spring!
The Saveur du Jour team
Spice up your life!
Add a little olive oil to this, a little basil to that.
A variety of gourmet dried herbs, spices, and oils by Terre Exotique have just been added to Saveur du Jour's new arrivals.
These ground cinnamon, cajun, wild basil, fleur de sel & other spices are perfect for adding a touch of flavor to your favorite meals!
Here is a recipe for a Fresh Goat Cheese Spread with Basil & Citrus.
In a bowl, mash the goat cheese with a fork. Add basil olive oil & lemon juice and continue mashing until a creamy consistency appears (the amount of olive oil needed depends on the size of the goat cheese). Then add the dried basil, sea salt, & pepper, mixing well.
Transfer the mixture to a small jar and pour a little olive oil on top. Refrigerate for a few hours (the longer the refrigeration period, the more flavorful the spread will become).
There is something about the Provençal countryside that draws artists in. Maybe it's Mont Sainte-Victoire, like the famous artist Cezanne painted, or maybe it's simply the nature of Provence.
Local artist Virginie de Rohden lives in the South of France and is inspired by the Provençal scenery. She enjoys painting outdoors, and you will find that most of her paintings are of flowers and plants.
We are excited to feature Virginie's artwork on Saveur du Jour; each painting will make a great addition to any home!
*Ships directly from Aix-En-Provence worldwide through FedEx.
Out with the old & in with the new!
We are making room for our new arrivals and best-selling products, so a number of items have been added to our sale section.
From stylish accessories to delicious cookies, these sale items won't be in stock for long! Stock up today!
There is no better time to shop Saveur du Jour because now is your chance to get a free gift! When you spend $50, you will receive a box of free mini chocolate praline eggs. All items on the Saveur du Jour website are applicable*, so shop for Easter gifts, or just your French essentials! Shop now, the offer expires Sunday, April 9th or while supplies last. *by-the-case items are excluded from the offer
In both the United States and France, Easter is a religious holiday. However, the French tend to celebrate Easter as an entire weekend, rather than just on Sunday. The Easter celebration continues on Easter Monday, which is a national holiday in France, and businesses are closed. Memories are made spending time with family and friends!
Easter egg hunts are popular on Easter morning with children in France. However, the eggs are usually chocolate eggs, not hard-boiled. Chocolatiers create giant oversized chocolate eggs for gifts!
Onto the most delicious part of the day, the Easter meal! Lamb is traditionally served with an herb rub for the main course, then a quiche or salad follows. Lastly, dessert! Something chocolatey is popular for Easter, but a berry tart isn't uncommon either.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Famous in France contest & quiz! We had a lot of participants, and randomly picked 3 winners. We have notified the 3 winners with instructions via email, so make sure to check your email to see if you won! If you didn't win this time, stay tuned because there will be more opportunities in the future!
Recipe for Lavender & Honey Butter
Prep time: 5 minutes Refrigeration: 2 hours Yield: 1/2 cup
1/2 cup (125 ml) of lightly-salted butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) of dried lavender flower
1 teaspoon (5ml) of honey
In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients together.
After the ingredients are evenly mixed, drop the butter mixture horizontally on a sheet of plastic film and roll it to form a cylinder shape, about 4 cm (1.5 inches) in diameter. Wrap the cylinder ♥by tying the two ends of the plastic film. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Using a hot knife, cut the butter into slices of desired thickness. The butter is delicious on croissants, crêpes, english muffins, scones, and pound cake!