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Food spaces in Iceland

Food spaces in Iceland

I went to the movies the other day to watch “The secret life of Walter Mitty”, a movie mostly set and entirely filmed in Iceland. I was not sure if I should watch it, but the fact that the movie was set in Iceland made my decision easy. Normally this would not be worth a mention here on S&C, but:

Iceland stands for …

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Green salad with grilled peaches and goat cheese

Green salad with grilled peaches and goat cheese

Last weekend I returned from a few more weeks of travel with beautiful Indian summer weather in Canada. On Saturday, I arrived back in Switzerland, a little past the first snow of the season (in the higher areas above 800 m). Beautiful weather on …

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Oh Ticino

Oh Ticino

Easter felt like April had arrived early. Even though this year the Easter weekend fell onto the last few days of March, it sure felt like April: the weather changed its mind at least once a day and provided a mix of clouds, rain and beautiful sunshine. It made sure to …

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Hunting the color – shrimp skewers with avocado cream

Hunting the color - shrimp skewers with avocado cream

This weekend I needed a bit of color in my life. Over the last weeks, the city has been hiding itself behind different shades of grey and – in between – some batches of fresh white snow. After all these sunless days, I needed color. A new bunch of fresh flowers, colorful tulips to be exact, were not sufficient this time to brighten up my weekend…

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Mallorca in 30 pictures

Mallorca in 30 pictures

I imagine you might need a little break from food after this Christmas season (I hope you had a good one). Therefore I spare you with another recipe and will only give you something for your eyes instead – 30 pictures to be precise, some words (not much more, but I will not count), but no recipe. I promise.

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Advent Calendar Day 24 – Merry Christmas from the heart of Europe

Advent Calendar Day 24 - Merry Christmas from the heart of Europe

Vienna during Christmas season. Ahhh. For me that’s one of the most beautiful times to visit Vienna. In the city center almost every main street will have its own christmas lighting, from chandeliers to crowns to a simple star carpet. Christmas markets are set up …

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Advent Calendar Day 8 – Snowy Zurich and Porcini Potato Soup

Advent Calendar Day 8 - Snowy Zurich and Porcini Potato Soup

Winter has not even officially started. According to the astronomical calendar we still have fall. But as we know Frau Holle (Mother Hulda) does not stick to calendars and she covered Zurich in snow yesterday (actually not the first time this fall). I grabbed my camera and strolled through …

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Eton Mess – Raspberries, cream and a personal challenge

Eton Mess - Raspberries, cream and a personal challenge

“Eton WHAT?!?!” – This was more or less my reaction when reading through the program for the Plate2Page workshop in Somerset six months ago (I can’t believe half a year has passed since then…time has been flying!). Eton Mess – Eton like the college and mess like …

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Breakfast in Freiburg im Breisgau

Breakfast in Freiburg im Breisgau

Sunday morning. Earlier this year. Germany. Medieval city gates. Cobbled Streets. Empty. Little runnels alongside. Used as water supply as early as in the 13th century. A city seeming asleep. Freiburg im Breisgau. Sunday morning.

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Nice Cafés in Prague

Nice Cafés in Prague

Looking for a place to stretch you legs and digest the many impressions collected while wandering around the streets of Prague? Dying for pastry other than Trdelník served in street stalls? Prague has some really nice cafes, both old style and modern.

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