Author Archives: Sabinas

Village Life II

I spent my childhood and adolescence in a small village and I ended up hating it. I constantly felt observed and commented, having to play a role I had not chosen myself and that I was not happy with. Besides … Continue reading

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Dear Writing

Dear Writing, Ever since I was a child, you have always been there, like a faithful friend. In those days I sporadically kept a journal, wrote lots of notes to my friends during classes, and loved essay writing. My teacher … Continue reading

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Herbal Body Oils

My region, the Val d’Hérens in the Swiss Alps, is a very specific biosphere with an amazing variety of plants, many of them medicinal herbs. The more I learn about these herbs, the more I want to use them. The … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of Scent

It is said that the olfactory sense is man’s strongest sense. When the smell of my favourite childhood dish, potato pancakes, reaches my nose I am immediately transported back to the happy little girl I was when my mother prepared … Continue reading

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Wonders Along My Way I

In a way, every single one of my hikes is a wonder. Already the fact that I live in the mountains with access to a countless number of magnificent trails is something of a miracle and something you think you’d … Continue reading

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La caponata trionfa d’estate

During the two years I lived in Sicily one of the many amazing things I discovered and fell in love with on this multifaceted island was their extraordinary food. After all these years, despite having explored many other outstanding cuisines, … Continue reading

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Story of a Name Sign

In my region of Switzerland many houses have names. I find it a lovely habit to give your house a name and thereby adding to its personality. Once upon a time in a small Swiss village there was a little … Continue reading

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SaBina’s Best Banana Bread

Everyone loves it, and many have their own recipe: the irresistible banana bread! I wanted to do a vegan version (for my daughter), found a good starting point on Internet, subtracted, added, got input from my co-baker – and ended … Continue reading

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Early Morning Energy

Waking up at five doesn’t bother me; I just love getting up with the sun. I do my morning sit-ups, oil pulling, water the garden, have a steady bircher müesli breakfast – blog post will follow 😉 – and pack … Continue reading

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A Sunny Guesthouse

As a flash it comes – far too quickly – our long longed for mountain summer. Of course, all sharply defined seasons up here are wonderful, but summer is …. Pure Paradise. That is why family and friends all want … Continue reading

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