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Author: Maria de Conceicao

Pick Your Own Strawberries and make a Jam

  Summer is here. When I think of summers in Switzerland I think of luscious, juicy, red strawberries. Ever since I first set foot in Switzerland I have gone strawberry picking each season. It’s fun for people of all ages with the added bonus of sinking your teeth into unlimited strawberries as you pick. Nothing compares to the whiff of sun-ripened strawberries. The picking season begins early June and lasts till mid-July. Grab a basket and head to a local farm near you. You can look one up closest to you on this website http://www.selberpfluecken.ch/. If you forget to...

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Hot Cross Buns

Hot-cross buns! Hot-cross buns! One a penny, two a penny, Hot-cross buns! If you have no daughters, Give them to your sons; One a penny, two a penny, Hot-cross buns! It’s that time of the year again and I’m thrown back to my childhood when I used to sing this song Lenten season or otherwise. It heralds in Easter and bids farewell to lent. These crossed buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday world over. I have fond memories of trotting down to the local bakery hand in hand with my father and buying a dozen sticky-warm-spiced buns. It...

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Hello Spring and En Guete… Asparagus!

When you move to a new country there is a lot of getting used to, besides a new culture or language… the food! My first two years in Switzerland were the exploratory food phase. I’m not a fussy eater, I’m a foodie and I love to delve into something new from every culture. And so I tried every Swiss dish there was and enjoyed it. Moved onto other European plates…  enjoyed it too. Soon the honeymoon phase with European food, was over when I started singing the expat blues. I wanted my South Indian food fix ever so often! But, I...

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    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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