GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – I’m watching the healthy bees in my mountain garden with new respect after reading a number of French media reports about the strange episode of blue honeys being produced in Alsace. Le Monde describes the situation best, saying morale was already pretty low for beekeepers, after a rough winter followed by a […]
WWF Switzerland was encouraging us all to have a vegetarian lunch today, and while they didn’t catch some of us on time, their reminder that meat should be the exception, not the rule for meals, will come with me to the supermarket as I buy tonight’s dinner supplies. If you eat meat in moderation six […]
Red, yellow, green, and orange tomatoes now available in Lake Geneva region Tomato season is well under way, and here are a few suggestions for using them. How to choose a tomato Remember you can’t judge a tomato by its cover. By that I mean, the best tomatoes may well be the ugliest. They have […]
Cleaning vinegar: an ecological, economical multipurpose cleaning product White distilled vinegar is still a standard cleaning product in Switzerland. It can replace many of the more expensive, name-brand cleaning products with all their “new and improved” claims and hefty price tags. It’s not new, and it’s not improved, but it serves hundreds of purposes around […]
When washing fruit, vegetables and other food, fill a basin or bowl of the appropriate size or the sink with cold water, and dip the food in it, instead of running water over it with the spray nozzle or holding it under the tap.