Category Archives: Homemade

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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Marvellous Mittens

Nowadays, with the lifestyle I’ve chosen, I almost only give away hand made gifts for Christmas. Already in the beginning of autumn I try to figure out what will be “The Gift of the Year” – this way I get … 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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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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