Category Archives: Homemade

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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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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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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Sow a Seed – The Miracle of Growth

Is there anything more miraculous than seeing something grow…? A child, a tree, a cat, a vegetable, or a tiny plant? You don’t need a garden to sow a seed and watch it turn to a plant. Already before I … Continue reading

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The Curse of the Knitter

When I was twelve, our old aunt Brita taught me how to knit. That was the starting point of my knitting mania that, with peaks and valleys, has stayed with me ever since. It has resulted in innumerable sweaters, cardigans, … Continue reading

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The Creative Retreat

For a long time I’ve wanted to start writing more. The cold season would have been the perfect period to increase the number of hours I spend writing, but last winter was a difficult period, and despite my best intentions … Continue reading

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