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  • Pineapple Quark Cake (Ananastorte)

    I’m not sure whether this is ideally a summer or a winter dessert. It’s perfect for winter because there isn’t any fresh fruit involved, but at the same time an ideal summer dessert because it’s so light and wonderfully juicy and fruity. Oh well. It works great as a dessert for hot summer nights, which […]

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  • Plum Pie (Zwetschgenwähe)

    Zwetschgen are a special variety of plums. Different to the usual plums, they’re not round but oval and the colour and taste differs as well. In Switzerland they’re very popular – you can buy them frozen all year round and you can find delicious fresh ones during the Swiss Zwetschgen season from August to October. […]

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  • Flame Cake (Flammkuchen)

    Flammkuchen (German) or Tarte Flambée (French) is my number one dinner when I don’t feel like cooking. It’s quick, its preparation doesn’t produce any dirty pots or bowls and it’s so delicious. Flammkuchen is a speciality from the French region called Alsace and its surrounding areas – if you ever find yourself in Colmar or […]

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  • Ratatouille

    Ratatouille, a healthy vegetable stew, is a classic French dish and certainly not a Swiss invention. However, being neighbours of the French, ratatouille is something we Swiss eat often, hence it’s an important part of our food heritage. I regularly cook ratatouille on our meat free days. We either eat it with risotto and parmesan […]

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  • Vegetable Pie (Gemüsewähe)

    The Swiss love their pies and they come in many forms. This one, a vegetable pie, smiliar to a quiche, is great for using up leftover vegetables. I often make this pie the day before I go vegetable shopping, so the old has gone and I have space for new vegies in the fridge. You […]

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  • Elderflower syrup (Holunderblütensirup)

    Making your own elderflower syrup is very popular in Switzerland. It’s a great way to preserve some of those lovely spring smells – a closed bottle of syrup can be kept for an entire year. Elder trees are mostly found in the forests and they blossom sometime around late May/early June. Of course you can […]