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Food

Summer in a Jar – How to Preserve Lemons

I wish I had a lemon tree on the balcony. Two reasons: lemons are one of my favourite cooking ingredients and nothing beats fresh lemons. But since Zurich is too cold to keep a citrus tree outside during winter, I have to settle with store bought lemons.…

August 21, 2016
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Food

Market Day in Zurich

On Fridays, I try to make it an extra early morning in order to be able to go for a stroll across the market on Zurich’s Bürkliplatz and buy some fresh vegetables for the weekend. I love checking out the different stalls, see how…

August 19, 2016
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Food

Japanese Iced Coffee

“Kalter Kaffee macht schön” – cold coffee makes you beautiful – my mum always used to say and finally her beauty advice seems to have had its big breakthrough: cold brew and iced coffee are all over the place. My personal revelation when it comes…

August 15, 2016
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5 Things

Weeks 31 & 32 / 2016

Wow, I am really bad at those 5 Things updates. Anyhow, below you find a selection of things from 31st and 32nd week of 2016. Apart from that I went swimming in the lake here in Zurich and hiked up a mountain in the Swiss Alps. I also got around…

August 14, 2016
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Food

An Ode to Banana Bread

To many people super ripe bananas are a nightmare, to me they are pure bliss. Why? Because they are perfect for banana bread! And, who doesn’t love banana bread? The smell of the apartment whilst baking banana bread. When you wake up in the morning,…

August 12, 2016
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Getaways

Hiking around Lago Ritom

Together with my team at work, I went on an overnight trip to Lago Ritom – a barrier lake in the Piora Valley. After arriving in the afternoon, some colleagues and I enjoyed a 2.5-hour walking tour around the lake that nestled between mountain tops at…

August 7, 2016
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Food

Zucchini Risotto

Some of you might have noticed via Instagram that we started a little balcony gardening project this year. Especially the zucchini we planted grow like mad. Within the blink of an eye, they tend to grow into monsters that weigh almost 1 kilo. Fortunately, D.…

August 3, 2016
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Getaways

Heimspiel Knyphausen 2016

Eltville is a small town in the middle of Germany in the Rheingau famous for sparkling wine, Riesling and roses. Apart from its many vineyards, Eltville boasts with small alleys framed by timber-framed buildings and a promenade along river Rhine. Every year in July…

July 30, 2016
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Berlin

Berlin My Heart

It’s been almost three years since I packed up my flat in Berlin and moved to Zurich. Sometimes people still ask me how I was able to adapt to the change from the big pulsating city to calm Zurich. There is a short and…

July 19, 2016
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Books, Magazines, etc.

Letting Podcasts into my Life

I developed an interest for podcasts only quite recently. I think it was before our 12-hour flight to Japan when I started searching for podcasts worth listening to. First I looked into the direction of Monocle Magazine, the Guardian, BBC and the likes. Then…

July 7, 2016