Celebrate this festive season with ‘mithai’ that can be made with locally available ingredients and take very little effort and time. Diwali is the one time in the year that we can excuse ourselves for over-indulging in sweets and ghee-enriched goodies. Traditional ‘mithai’ is time-consuming to make and can be an inconvenience, especially if you have plenty to take care of this festive season. However, with the help of a few easily-available supermarket ingredients, you could make sweets in under 30 minutes. Sure, nothing can replace the taste of sweets made by traditional ‘halwai’, but more time saved means...Read More
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Want to get into the spirit of fall? There’s nothing quite like the humble yet versatile pumpkin that puts you right in the mood to welcome autumn. The aroma of a freshly baked pumpkin cupcake that is redolent with warm spices makes for the perfect segue into the colder months. Pumpkin is a wonderful ingredient to bake with. The local ‘red kurbis’ variety of pumpkin is mildly sweet and is well suited for desserts. Most recipes call for pumpkin puree, which is easy to make at home. There are two hassle-free ways to make a pumpkin puree: In the...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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The Swiss canton Valais is made up of 13 districts, a fact that is reflected in the 13 stars that are present in its flag.
112 - International emergency call
117 - Police emergency call
118 - Fire Station
140 - Breakdown service
143 - Crisis line
144 - Emergency Rescue
145 - Toxin information
147 - Children emergency call
163 - Road condition