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
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
Preparations are underway for the Swiss Yarn Festival, at the end of this month! I’ve been busy dyeing up yarn, winding skeins, and trying to figure out how to display everything! A couple things of note: I’ve put my Etsy shop on “vacation” until after the festival. I’ll reopen once again after I’m back, at the beginning of March. Hopefully, I will be able to … Continue reading Swiss Yarn Festival 2020…and Meat
It’s here! My latest shawl design: The Harvest Advent Shawl! Days are short and nights grow cold; the air is cool and crisp and the fields turn to gold. Autumn is my favorite time of the year, and running through the surrounding wheat fields is one my my favorite fall activities. The Harvest Shawl is inspired by these fields that stretch across the rows … Continue reading Harvest Advent Shawl
It’s not fancy, but it’s quick and easy – and mighty tasty. Stuffed peppers are the perfect comfort food that are easy to prepare, mostly with things you already have around the kitchen. They can easily be stuffed with many leftovers you have as well – chili, stews, rice dishes, etc. I was inspired to make these after visiting the local veg store and … Continue reading Tex Mex Stuffed Peppers