It’s always such a special moment when waking up to snow for the very first time in winter. If I’m then able to stay indoors all day and watch the snowflakes fall, I’m a very happy person indeed. Once it stops, it’s such a treat to be able to walk in the fresh snow, beneath […]
For many years I’ve wanted to head out at Christmastime and photograph the lights around the downtown area. This year, after my last day at work before the holidays, I sent up my tripod and attempted to capture the magic.
Although these cantuccini require a bit of work, they are easy to put together and are well worth the effort. Traditional cantuccini are made with almonds, but these are made with dried cranberries, pistachios and a hint of anise. This recipe is adapted from an old Bon Appétit recipe. If you would like more anise […]
We are big believers of giving experiences as gifts, and for my last birthday I was excited when I opened my envelope and pulled out a voucher for a flight with a Junkers Ju 52. This plane flies regularly over our house and when we hear the loud engines come closer, we stop to watch […]
I look forward to every chance I have to go to the top of Mount Rigi. It’s easy to reach, offers spectacular views and it’s a great place to go with out of town guests. In winter it’s possible to go on walks, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing or sledding. In summer there are […]
A couple of years ago, we were at the Christmas market in Ludwigsburg and sat down for lunch at one of the stands. There on the menu was Sauerkraut Strudel and I ordered it immediately. It was delicious and I’ve been thinking of it ever since, even though it is remarkably easy to make and […]