Monthly Archives: September 2014

trees or no trees?

Trees! I love trees! Trees are beautiful, trees are patient, trees are sublime. What better spot is there for an afternoon nap than under a tree, watching the leafy canopy and the sunbeams and listening to the light swooshing of … Continue reading

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Seven days, seven pictures

It’s Sunday again and since it has been a beautiful autumn week I thought I’ll do another weekly review in pictures. The little one is busy collecting leafs and acorns (sadly I haven’t found any chestnuts around here so far). … Continue reading

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Insignificant joys – or how I went out to look at stars (guest article by Karsten)

Here at last! Yesterday I was finally able to venture out on a journey, which the best wife in the world had allowed me to participate in several months ago. Ever since I was eager for said journey to arrive, … Continue reading

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strawberries reloaded

Ok, I am sorry, but I have to go back to the culinary delights again…the occasion is just too good. Because today, while the little one and I were working in the garden, we discovered that the strawberries are having … Continue reading

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thunder, family walks and conservation volunteers….or simply being outside

After the latest really culinary weekend I thought I’ll write about something more active and calorie-burning (I was about to write “healthy” but then I thought about it and was happy to find out that my mind is actually convinced … Continue reading

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autumn harvest

before it’s winter again… English: courgette, Hokkaido pumpkin, butternut pumpkin, beetroot, kohlrabi, dill, parsley and peppermint German: Zucchini, Hokkaido Kürbis, Butternuss Kürbis, Rote Beete, Kohlrabi, Dill, Petersilie und Pfefferminze Swissgerman: Zucchetti, Chürbis (Hokkaido und Butternuss), Rande, Cholräbli, Dill, Peterli und … Continue reading

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gluttony

When…. when the colleague of your husband has a passion for cooking and when he rents a restaurant once in a while to cook a whole menu for his friends and when you and your friend decide to drive there … Continue reading

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Valle Verzasca

After we visited the island of Brissago which has been on Karsten’s bucket list for a while, we went to the Valle Verzasca on Sunday which, for a change, has been an item on my list for some time now … Continue reading

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Isole di Brissago

Ever since Karsten saw a book about Swiss Botanic Gardens at work, he had the desire to visit the islands of Brissago which are located in the Lago Maggiore, about 20 minutes by boat from Locarno. The bigger one, which … Continue reading

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…and back again!

Aaaah. Who would have thought that you can get immediate holiday feeling by only going 3 hours away? Rainy weekend in Zurich? HA! Not with us! How do sunshine, red wine, open fire, local cheese, glittering water, italian ice-cream, roman … Continue reading

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