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  • Täfeli, Guuzi, Zuckerstei… what?!?

    Swiss German isn’t an easy language to learn for any foreigner. Not only is the grammar and the word order often different to (High) German, but also there’s no written language, hence no dictionary with one Swiss German expression for each German word. This makes Swiss German even difficult for us natives – with my […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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 […]

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  • Interview: Nicole von Alltagskoller (deutsch)

    English version here Alltagskoller ist das innovative Kochbuch aus der Schweiz für alle, die nicht viel Zeit haben und trotzdem täglich variantenreiche Gerichte auf den Tisch zaubern müssen (oder dürfen). Die Rezeptsammlung ist gross und variantenreich, und das Besondere an diesem ungewöhnlichen Kochbuch ist, dass die Rezepte in ‘Handgelenk mal Pi’ niedergeschrieben sind, das heisst […]