Cardon is a mean spiky plant the Genevois have adopted as their own. Only one friend has taken on the challenge of stripping off the spikes and blanching the stalks. Never again, she said.
Two things I love during the holidays are tradition and simplicity.
Switzerland is the first European country to legalize insects as food on a mass scale.
Buying local, reducing waste, saving money and finding those foods we miss from home is what the women of the AIWC put together over a cup of coffee and cake.
Nothing is healthier, and still delicious, than home-made Bircher Müesli with its grated apples, oatmeal and any other seasonal raw fruit or carrot. Of course there’s a story behind it’s conception.
According to my local strawberry guy there’s about another 10 days left of strawberry picking.
This coming Saturday, May 20, Geneva’s 90+ wineries celebrate the 30th annual Cave Ouvert (“Open Cellars”) from 10:00 until 18:00. It’s …
Embrace shopping for your Thanksgiving feast. We live in a country where the pumpkins, onions, root vegetables, chestnuts and turkeys are mostly grown/raised within a 50 mile radius.
It’s nearly time for the grape harvest, or vendange. For those of us living on the outskirts of Geneva it is a beautiful time of year that eases the pain of summer coming to an end.
“How did you pass your Swiss test if you don’t know DAR-VIDA?”