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A-Z Guidebook: Switzerland, Ballenberg

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. *Compliments of the season. I know that it’s a busy time of year for most of you so thanks… >> Read more

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Well, I drank it of course! With the help of Anthony and my brother Sean whilst we were staying in Bremgarten bei Bern in Switzerland.  I adapted a cocktail I tried in Chester and re-christened it. Swiss Gin Blush Use 1 part sloe gin* and top up with lemon squash. Lime wedge optional.  Delicious! *Do… >> Read more

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Land of the Giants

OK –  they are not quite up to the standard of the Big Pineapple, Big Banana or Big Prawn but for a small country, Switzerland certainly seems to have an over abundance of larger than life food props.Chickens – Bremgarten bei Bern Meringues – Meiringen Baguettes – Thun  Strawberries – Bremgarten bei BernCroissants – Vaduz, LeichtensteinIf you’re interested… >> Read more

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Swiss Roll (all over Spain)

Dear readers – do you ever visit my blog site, instead of just reading the email?  Make sure you visit soon as I have added a lovely new background and you can see the blogs I am following and the websites I have discovered.  It’s worth a trip.This is just a quick post in recognition… >> Read more

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The first thing I should point out is that the Quark I am referring to is not a particle that makes up a Hadron (as witnessed on my recent visit to the LHC in Geneva). I am referring to ordinary Baker’s Cheese which used to be readily available as Quark in Australia, was then rebadged… >> Read more

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Eurovision 2010 – This is Switzerland Calling

Well, it’s done and dusted. Another Eurovision under the belt.  This year though, it was Eurovision with a twist. Rather than watching a delayed telecast on a Sunday evening in someone’s lounge room in Brisbane, we were watching it in Europe!  OK, OK, Switzerland was knocked out in the semi finals but we were still… >> Read more

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Yummy, Yummy, Yummy I’ve Got Love In My Tummy

I think the title says it all.  Yesterday we visited the quaint Medieval town of Gruyeres, perched on the side of the steep pre alpine hills in the Canton of Fribourg in Switzerland.Yes, Gruyeres is famous for it’s cheese (it’s not Swiss Cheese – that’s Emmental, another area near Bern) but we opted for the… >> Read more

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Sometimes things aren’t as they appear

Sometimes things aren’t as they appear.  Exhibit A: In my first shopping trip to a Migros Supermarket in Switzerland, I bought a dozen eggs.  Later that day, I grabbed a couple out of the box to add to Nigella’s Croque Monsiuer Bake.  They seemed a bit tough to crack. Thick shells?  No, they were actually… >> Read more

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