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Category: Sunshine in my Pocket

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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Baking with Summer’s Bounty

  One of the best experiences of summer can be found right in your local supermarket. Aisle upon aisle of berries and stone fruit, fresh from the farm waiting to be carted home. Dark red cherries, ready to burst with its sweet juices, plump and delectable blackberries, the bounty of summer beckons out to you from nearly every shelf! The best way to enjoy summer’s largesse is to enjoy it fresh, of course. But if you are in the mood for an extra special treat, you could bake up a batch of blueberry muffins or incorporate some cherries into...

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My story – Rasika Krishnamoorthy

Q: Tell us about yourself? I am a regular part-time working mum of 2 lovely girls and a happy wife to a wonderfully supportive husband. I am passionate about photography, design, home décor and all things beautiful.  I love crafting, reading and painting with my daughter and travelling. Q: What do you do? Work as an assistant for an International supply chain department in a Global healthcare company. Q: Where do you live and what brought you here to Switzerland? I came to Switzerland with my husband in 2005 when he did an MBA in Lausanne. We moved to...

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Cherry Picking in Switzerland

“I always enjoyed clicking pictures, getting them in the right frame and composition,” says Niti Jain a self-taught photographer and mum who loves to capture little precious moments of everyday life.         If you’d like to see more of Niti’s work or get in touch with her, here is her Facebook page, Niti Jain...

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Glamour to Glory

Archita Faustmann has led an exciting life from being a finalist at the Femina Miss India Contest 1999, to being a professional lawyer and philanthropist. Her passion for excellence runs deep as she juggles her role in the country she calls home. Archita was 22 when she chanced upon modelling. She says, “I had dreamed of going for Miss India ever since I was a child, but I’d never considered modelling as a profession. It just happened. And then, I gave it my best shot.” Having been a national level athlete, Archita was very fit and naturally slim. In...

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