I do not call myself a Runner. Not like I call myself a Knitter, or even Geologist/Mineralogist (although I haven’t worked in that field for years), or even a Scientist. Somehow it does not seem part of my identity…yet. It’s something I generally keep to myself, and don’t talk about much, although I run around 60k a week. Mostly on trails. Perhaps that’s the difference. … Continue reading On Running…
This is a long time coming…we have picked the Bärlauch several times, and made pasta from it a few times too. But I have yet to get around to posting about it. Silly, really – it’s not like much else is happening!!! Other than gardening, that is. So much gardening. It’s been very dry, yet the weeds keep coming. Last night, we finally had some … Continue reading Bärlauch Pasta
Spring is in full force here (if you ignore the fact that yesterday it was very cold after a week of hot weather, and the temperature dipped below freezing last night). We have been busy in the garden, working every day all weekend long, and a few hours here and there throughout the week, too. The peas are sprouting, and we put up the supports … Continue reading So Much Bärlauch!
Things still feel…weird. I mean, the day to day activities at home are pretty much unchanged since Switzerland went into lockdown, but it still feels odd. Something different in the air. Perhaps it’s that I don’t just pop out to the grocery store whenever I feel like it. Or to any other store, for that matter. We go shopping only once a week now, getting … Continue reading Baking and Gardening
Sounds dramatic, doesn’t it? Today, Day 3, the sourdough starter was HUGE! Apparently, we have some serious yeast in the air, since I was supposed to “see some activity”. Hmmm….in any case, lots of bubbles, and a roasted pear-like aroma. Sweet. So now, for the next 3 or 4 days, twice a day, I need to feed the starter. As I am fairly lazy when … Continue reading Feeding the Beast
First, let’s start by the good. The weather has been stunning, and I’ve got some great runs in with magnificent scenery: Things have been…interesting of late. More and more drastic measures are being taken in Switzerland these days to contain/limit the spread of COVID-19. I’m not going to harp on and on about it, since *everyone* seems to be. I’m tired, honestly. And I know … Continue reading No Yeast!
First – some pictures from my run this morning – just because it was pretty. I met some very nice cows and had a gorgeous view of the Aare Valley toward the Thun and the Alps. Spring is definitely starting to show, what with the calves and the little lambs I saw (no pictures there – the farmer was busy cleaning the paddock). These past … Continue reading A Run and a Recipe