|May 11th, 2012|
Archive for the ‘food’ Category
|April 5th, 2012|
You know the whole Easter chocolate bunny thing has gotten out of control when you’re considering buying one for your six-month-old baby who doesn’t even eat solids yet.
“We need to get Baby M an Easter basket,” said my husband a couple of days ago. (more…)
|February 10th, 2012|
|December 23rd, 2011|
One cannot help but think that if the Latin influence were not so strong in Geneva, Christmas might not be such a jolly affair in the city.
Geneva is, willy-nilly, steeped in some Calvinist juices, however. So it is hardly surprising to find that when celebrating such a pagan-tinged, heretical feast as Christmas, the smoked salmon, foix gras, oysters, calorie-laden bûches (the French pastry Yule log) and bubbly are accompanied by something a little thorny, something you have to work hard for to reap the rewards.
|December 2nd, 2011|
A few weeks ago, I received a call from a fellow from some logistics company I had never heard of.
He wanted the code to my front door to deposit a package in the mailbox. The block of flats I live in has had a few burglaries in recent months, and this sounded like one of those old-as-the-hills tricks. (more…)
|July 8th, 2011|
One of the first things that struck me about Switzerland was the vegetable gardens.
Whether in village gardens or allotments, they’re an art form: ordered rows of perfectly spaced tomatoes, potatoes, and leeks interspersed with equally ordered rows of sunflowers, gladioli and dahlias. (more…)