When in Basel, do drop in to the Holzofen Bäckeri Bio Andreas and pick up their version of a Schnägge.
I promise that it’ll sweeten just about any day especially when paired with a cappucino from Sutter’s in the train station.
If you’re not feeling slightly sweet and instead feeling slightly cynical: A Lover I Don’t Have to Love by Bright Eyes
I know that this isn’t a cooking blog. But Christmas Eve this year was all about the food so I decided to post about it. We stayed in and feasted with a simple menu.
To start: Blaues Wunder (a blue cheese made near Bern) and walnuts
In between: A salad of arugula, red onions and pine nuts with a balsamic dressing
The main: Salmon en Croute with herbed portobello mushroom and broccoli
To finish (not pictured here): Dark Chocolate Mousse
A simple evening at home is often best enjoyed with a plate of cheese and a glass of red wine.
On this plate: Riblaire Goat Cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano and a Swiss Cheese from Ticino called Gottardo.
Architecture in Helsinki has a fab new website (Heart it Races always manages to make me feel good, have a listen)
The photography of Theodora Allen
A wonderful Telescopic Text
Wishing to go and see the Francis Bacon Exhibition at the Tate
An early evening cappuccino at SchwarzenbachÂ CafÃ©Â in the ZÃ¼rich old town. Always a nice place to sit outside and enjoy watching the people stroll by.
I’ve been enjoyingÂ these twoÂ new blogs lately:
Have you got any new music tips for me? My playlist is looking more than repetitive lately. I think that help is required. All suggestions are welcome.
Sunday afternoon, I escaped to Uto Kino for a movie. When I’m in a movie theater, it often feels like my life has been put on “pause” and sometimes that’s exactly the right feeling to have.
The movie: A Thousand Years of Good Prayers
Food was a main feature in the movie. At times it even made me hungry to watch them eat.
A fabulous food blog that is new to me: Smitten Kitchen
Alexandra had a wonderful post entitled, HowÂ to Apple Pie.
I was not only inspired but also hungry. So I went to the supermarket and came away with peaches instead of apples.
Here’s what happened:
1. Wash the peaches
2. Poach the peaches
3. Peel their skins away and slice
4. Eggs and sugar are always good
5. Cream and cognac are even better
6. Don’t forget to cheat and buy a pie crust at the market!
7. Put her in the oven
8. Eat on the balcony (as a naughty dinner for one)
Time is ticking quite quickly here in Portland, Oregon. It won’t be long now and we’ll be soaring overhead in a jet plane on our way to Switzerland.
That means that I’m one day closer to being close to Teuscher. And that’s a very good thing indeed!
The posts might be slightly erratic around here for the next week or so. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day and not enough coffee and chocolate to get through my whole to-do list…
Wish me luck!
I am veryÂ much looking forward toÂ seeing some of you this eveningÂ at the delightful Alma Chocolate shop!
Beginning sometime after 5 and ending sometime after 7.
Chocolate, wine and friends on a Friday…what more could a girl ask for???