Category Archives: Food

Courgette Craze

Now is the season of courgettes, at least where I live. My plant has given me a couple of small fruits (according to the botanical the courgette is a fruit!), but my friends with bigger veggie gardens have had enormous … Continue reading

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Apricot Abundance

Valais, the canton where I live, is the third largest canton of Switzerland and the sunniest part of the country. It is the country’s most important wine producer and famous for its apricots. Apricots originally came from China and arrived … Continue reading

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The Extraordinary Healthy Express Chocolate Mousse

Oh, chocolate, how I adore you….! I’ve been a hard-core chocolate lover ever since my parents (who, surprisingly, were dentists.. ) let me try it. My favourite variety has changed over the years, from milk chocolate with nuts and raisins … Continue reading

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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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