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 […]
by Ellen Wallace You come to the Alps in winter with expectations of glorious blue skies and pristine white slopes, accompanied by the warming tones of cheese fondue, raclette and gluh wine or laced coffee taken in the brisk outdoor air. And then it rains. It is not supposed to do that between Christmas and […]
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. […]
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.
Potatoes: an essential part of the traditional Swiss diet If there’s one thing we have plenty of in Switzerland, it’s potatoes. I didn’t even like potatoes before I came here and discovered all the subtle differences of texture, taste and all the ways of using them in cooking. Potatoes are an essential ingredient in almost […]