• Recipes
  • Clear Vegetable Soup (Gemüsesuppe)

    In the colder months the Swiss supermarkets sell handy packets of fresh soup vegetables. It’s very quick and easy to make a delicious soup with these vegetables. We like eating this soup with homemade bread croutons, which is a great way to use up near-stale bread. This vegetable soup as accompanied me all though my […]

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  • Swiss Meat Loaf (Hackbraten)

    Hackbraten (Swiss meat loaf) is a classic Swiss dish; in my family it used to a firm favourite for Sunday lunch. When I was a child, we used to buy ours at a butchery in Winterthur. It was  by far the best Hackbraten around, but sadly, like so many other butcheries, this one had shut […]

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  • Cherry Pie (Chriesiwähe)

    I bake a lot of fruit pies, in the colder months either with apples or with frozen fruit. One thing I dearly missed when we lived in London was the large selection of frozen fruit available in Switzerland. Here you can get frozen cherries, Zwetschgen (plums), rhubarb, apricots and various kinds of berries. My fruit […]