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  • Swiss Kindergarten Snack Guide

    It’s spring and the parents of the 4 and 5 year olds are preparing for the start of Swiss kindergarten. When my eldest started kindergarten, I had a lot of questions around kindergarten snacktime which is why I’ve written a short overview of what’s required. In the German part of Switzerland the kindergarten snacktime is […]

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  • Knäckebrot (Crispbread)

    My daughter’s kindergarten has an oven and the kids get to do quite a bit of baking for special occasions. For this year’s Mother’s Day they baked Knäckebrot (crispbread). Being Swiss I grew up with the Roland Knäckebrot, but it never occurred to me that I could make my own homemade Knäckebrot and how delicious […]

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  • Gebrannte Creme (Caramel Dessert)

    Gebrannte Creme (lit. burned pudding) or Caramelcreme, a dessert based on caramel, is a popular dessert in Switzerland. It can be tricky to get the caramelising of the sugar right – dark enough so it tastes like caramel but not too dark which makes it taste bitter. There are many different recipes around; I’ve tried […]

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  • The Veg Cooperative: Becoming A Member

    Something exciting has happened a few weeks ago; I’ve become a member of my local, Zurich based vegetable cooperative called Meh Als Gmües (‘more than vegetables’). The ‘more’ in more than vegetables has two meanings – on the one hand they’re planning to expand their range to other produce such as fruit, and possibly even […]

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  • Mandelgipfel (Almond Croissants)

    Gipfeli (croissants) are everywhere in Switzerland. There are the normal Buttergipfel (plain croissants), Vollkorngipfel (wholemeal croissants), Laugengipfel (pretzel croissants) and the filled versions like Schinkengipfel (ham croissants) and sweet varieties like Nussgipfel (hazelnut croissants) and Mandelgipfel (almond croissants). If you have access to a Swiss supermarket, the Mandelgipfel is one of the quickest baked treats […]

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  • Interview: Nicole from Alltagskoller

    ‘Alltagskoller’ is a new, innovative Swiss cookbook for people who don’t have much time to cook but nevertheless need to produce varied meals on a daily basis. The book offers a large selection of recipes; the recipe style, however, is different to most other cookbooks – they’re super-short and are written down Handgelenk mal Pi […]