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Author: Maria de Conceicao

Strolling through a market Glühwein in Hand

In December, Switzerland comes alive with Christmas markets in every city and town. There’s nothing more festive than strolling through a Christmas market, shopping for presents for your loved ones, taking in the spirit of Christmas and sipping on a hot beverage to keep your hands warm. My favourite Christmas market drink is Glühwein and my advent market visit is never complete without a glug of this spicy, zesty warm wine. To celebrate a wintery Swiss Christmas I’m sharing with you a recipe to warm you to your bones on a cold day. The secret to mulling a good...

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Oeschinensee

For an enjoyable easy hike with spectacular views of an alpine lake, Oeschinensee is at the top of my list. A trip here is suitable for children, babies in strollers and the elderly. You could go on a day trip to the lake, or even combine it with a weekend getaway in Kandersteg. Getting there is very straight forward. Take the train to Kandersteg. From the train station, walk for 15 minutes; or take the 8-minute bus ride to the cable car station. Follow the signs in the town. The price for the cable car ride is CHF 26.00...

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Mango Lassi Kulfis

With Indian mangoes flooding the market this time of year, I can’t help but whip up a batch of mango kulfi ever so often. I get my 5 years old to do his bit by blending, stirring and tasting. He absolutely loves playing chef and then patiently sits in front of the freezer door asking, “Mummy, are they ready yet?” Give this recipe a go by yourself or with your children. It’s a fun, yummy way to brighten up your day with a splash of mango-yellow on a hot summer day.   Ingredients 2 large cups of freshly chopped...

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    Bhanu Athaiya

    Bhanu Athaiya happens to be the first Indian to receive a competitive Oscar. She shared the Oscar with John Mollo for their on costume designing for the 1982 movie Gandhi.

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