Category Archives: Food

Nettle Hummus

My friends say I’m the only person they know who has actually planted nettles in her garden… ! I know they sting, but I just LOVE nettles (and they’re tucked away in a far corner of my garden, just in … Continue reading

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Dried Fruit

White sugar is not healthy, we know that. Not only is it bad for our teeth and can make us overweight, but it also raises our cholesterol and increases the risk for getting cancer. Plus, it’s highly addictive… Sigh! If … Continue reading

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Warm Winter Dessert

In winter, when it’s on the chilly side even indoors, I don’t feel like eating cold food. I’ve found an explanation for that fact in the ancient Indian Ayurvedic medicine. This age old holistic science of health determines three different … Continue reading

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Summertime in Winter

In the midst of winter, when we’ve had snow for so long that the cold & white has become a habit, I remember warm summer days… Summer in a country where there actually is summer right now: Chile. During my … Continue reading

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A Cup of Something Hot

On winter mornings, still warm from bed, cuddling up in a blanket at the breakfast table when it’s only 12C in the room. On winter afternoons, stuck in the house while the freezing rain falls outside, or on winter evenings, … Continue reading

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Whisky Glögg

The holiday season is here and even in my village the traditional Christmas ornaments are in place on the lampposts. Apart from decorating my house the most important preparation is making my own glögg. Glögg is a Swedish version of … Continue reading

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Profuse Pumpkin Period

Even if we don’t celebrate Halloween up here in the Swiss Alps, we’re still in the middle of the pumpkin period. A kind neighbour, more successful in growing these gorgeous fruits than me, gave me a big specimen and I … Continue reading

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Crispy Crunchy Knäckebröd

Some weeks ago I blogged about this season’s favourite soup and I think a soup needs to be accompanied by some nice bread. Most often I serve my beloved sour-dough bread, but a homemade crisp bread is also an appreciated … Continue reading

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Soup Season

Even this year’s amazing summer came to an end; autumn has arrived bringing chillier mornings and beautiful shades of yellow and red replacing the variations of green. With some regret I’ve had to switch summer’s eternal shorts to trousers, and … 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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