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gift / subscription box

la boîte aux bonnes saveurs

the box of good taste

a thoughtfully hand selected and gourmet taste of french cuisine and kitchen accoutrements in a quarterly subscription box, or as a single gift box, as well as recipes, french inspiration and travel tips.  

after living part time in the loire valley of france for the past 5 years,  i have found so many things that i now cannot live without and are so very excited to share them with you!

to purchase your box, please go to the web store page of this site - under french lifestyle.

this season’s box contains:

edmond fallot tarragon mustard - made from black and brown mustard seeds blended with fresh tarragon leaves. my very favorite french mustard – i use it in a tasty salad dressing – my recipe included – or try as a dip for fresh vegetables or shrimp, an amazing potato salad or as a mustard cream sauce for chicken.



leblanc tarragon vinegar - smooth and subtle, this vinegar has many uses. toss it with roasted potatoes, use it as a pork or chicken marinade or add it to a rich creamy soup to brighten the flavors. i use it in a tasty salad dressing – my recipe is included.


pebeyre black truffle oil - black truffle oil is a finishing oil and has a stronger taste than white. it pairs well with meats, sauces and casseroles - drizzle over pasta, risotto and mashed potatoes. recipe included for my favorite roasted oven fries.

famille perronneau acacia honey – a delicious honey variety - drizzle on baked pears or a cup of tea perhaps?

Famille Perronneau Acacia Honey

le saunier de occitanie fleur de sel in a wood box – fleur de sel is the best sea salt!

Le Saunier de Occitanie Fleur de Sel in Wood Box 
coucke bistro menu tea towel – the perfect traditional french torchon.


filet bleu traditional shortbread – buttery deliciousness – these are crazy addicting!


la savon de nyons – verveine & lait d'ânesse soap 100g
lait d’annesse - organic donkey milk -with olive oil to hydrate and soothe your skin. 
verveine – lemon verbena - shea butter and olive oil with fresh and tart fragrance
all of our soap is made in france in our traditional soap factory in provence.


les anis de flavigny - all natural lemon mints - all-natural anise and lemon flavored candies. each anise seed is coated with natural flavored sugar. a very traditional french candy.

Les Anis de Flavigny All Natural Lemon Mints
cotton net shopper - the perfect little traditionally french, everyday market bag – made in a factory making woven cotton bags, fishing nets, ropes and candle wicks since 1860. 
10 Woven String Bags for Groceries - Gardenista