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  • Cheese Tart (Käsewähe)

    Käsewähe is one of the Swiss’ staple foods, especially in the colder months of the year. I’m quite picky with the cheese tarts though, the ones from the supermarkets and bakeries are often too heavy and filling for me (both the pastry and the cheese). I like this recipe here as the cheese layer is […]

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  • Quark Vegetable Dip

    Quark is high in proteins, so this dip combined with vegetables makes a great, healthy and filling snack. You’ll also often find these sort of dips with vegetable sticks at private parties in Switzerland, along with crisps (chips) and the other usual suspects – it makes a nice change from all the other fatty treats. […]

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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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  • Herb Marinated Barbecue Chicken

    The days are getting longer and warmer and it’s time to get out the barbecue recipes again. I think we Swiss have a thing for marinating our barbeque meat and chicken, at least in our family we rarely barbecue food without marinating it first. This recipe with herbs, mustard and lemon juice goes especially well […]

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  • 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 […]