Anyone living in Geneva really should know how to prepare cardoons, since it is Geneva’s favorite winter vegetable. The problem is it is time-consuming and tedious, not to speak of the prickly thistles. Cardoon gratin is one of Geneva’s favorite Christmas dishes, so now’s the time to learn!
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Tempted by Tentation apples
by Ellen Wallace New variety of apples available in Switzerland: Tentation I’m fussy about apples because I grow my own, four varieties, and I find too many supermarket apples soft or tasteless or too sweet or too acidic. New apples are constantly being developed, but like many consumers, I’m set in my ways and am […]
The garden pumpkin bonanza moves into the kitchen
by Ellen Wallace, GL editor Pumpkins love our garden and we love pumpkins: this weekend the season for cooking pumpkin kicked in seriously. We have some 60 small ones. The larger ones are fun when kids are little, but the small varieties tend to have more flavour and they are more manageable in the kitchen. […]
Swiss tasting week: La Semaine du Goût
The annual La Semaine du Goût started today in Switzerland, and runs until 27 September 2009. Each canton offers an uncanny variety of activities for adults and children alike. From tasting workshops and cooking classes, to biodynamic growing techniques and wine making and tasting and even markets: there is truly something for everyone. Just click […]
Farmers markets in Geneva
As Laila Rodriguez noted in her much needed post How to find outdoor food markets in Geneva of 8 September 2009, a list of Geneva’s outdoor food and farmers markets can be found on the city of Geneva’s Département Environnement Urbain & Sécurité site.