GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Game is hugely popular in France and Switzerland this time of year, with dates for hunting deer, chamois and ibex varying slightly between cantons, but you’ll find it on restaurant tables and in grocery stores everywhere. Small game are hunted a bit later, mainly in October. For a better understanding of hunting […]
Archives for September 2012
World’s top Merlots are Swiss, French, Romanian and Lebanese
Bordeaux takes top prize, Ticino winery named world champion GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Earl Roumage winery in St Germain du Puch, France, won both the Best Merlot Varietal (single grape) and the Best Foreign Varietal Merlot prizes at the Mondial du Merlot wine competition, the Vinea Association in Sierre announced Friday 28 September. Cantina Monti […]
Egg yolk separating made easy, blurp!
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Since 12 million people have viewed this video, you might already know how to separate eggs this way, but it was news to me. Anyone tried it?
Autumn announced by migratory birds
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Autumn is here, four days after the official arrival, the 22 September equinox that occurred shortly before 16:00 last Saturday. Migratory birds are pausing to rest on Lake Geneva by the thousands en route from the northern Europe to southern homes where they winter, reports the Swiss Ornithological Institute, which has several […]
Prettiest little garden guest
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – My weekend mountain garden, end of the season tidying, was brightened by this beautiful little Swiss Alpine butterfly, who stayed next to me for the longest time. What a beauty! I believe it’s called Eros blue, based on a number of photos on the site eurobutterflies by Matt Rowlings, where he notes […]