Canton Graubünden is one of my favorite cantons, and I go there whenever possible. It was easy to decide to go there for the weekend when looking for a place to go cross-country skiing. Not only are there many options there, it is also utterly beautiful. This time we stayed at the Swiss Historic Hotel […]
To ring in the new year with a dose of sunshine, we headed over towards St. Moritz for the day. We walked through the forest of Staz and the pretty Lej da Staz, which was of course frozen. From there we walked across the frozen Lej da San Murezzan (Lake St. Moritz) to the train […]
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 […]