Author: Natalie

Post-Valentine

Life plays funny games sometimes. In yesterdays post I was telling you that we never do anything for Valentine’s Day and usually ignore it. But then that changed completely. And this is how: On Facebook ‘Freunde am Kochen’, a Swiss culinary website that sells cooking kits through their online shop, had a sweepstakes on, where you could win a candle light dinner kit for two. I always wanted to try their kits and was curious how it works so I entered the sweepstakes and guess what – I was the lucky one! I received a mail from Isabelle informing me...

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Pre-Valentine

As Mr C. and I both dislike the idea of demonstrating our love for each other on a specific day, we totally ignore Valentine’s day each and every year. Instead we decided that yesterday was the perfect day to treat ourselves with a dinner at Goodman, our favourite Steakhouse in Zurich. Big advantage of a pre-valentine’s dinner is, that you get a table without any problems....

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Chocolate Fudge Cakes

These are incredible. And quick to do. And highly addictive. And full of calories. Whoever you feed them to, don’t tell them that each of these cakes contains half a chocolate bar. Actually the original recipe is layed out for 2 portions which is a whole chocolate bar each. I found them way too big (even for me) so I used the same amount and distributed it on 4 smaller forms. Which then only makes half a bar each. See, I mean well! However, all I wanted to say is: TRY THEM! What you need for 4: 200 gr of dark...

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The Weekend

This weekend was filled with pleasure moments. I continued the knitted scarf mass production, relaxed with Cookie at home and had walks in the sun. On Friday night we went to see Mr C’s friends from Milano, Hamid Grandi and Alessandro Santaniello, who were giving a concert here in Switzerland, followed by a beer, table soccer battles and lots of laughing. Good times! Today is dedicated to food and catching up with on episodes of breaking...

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Sunday Brunch

One of my favourite meals to invite guests to is a nice brunch. It’s a great opportunity to spend a full day together without any time pressure and it can be perfectly combined with playing a board game or follow the feasting with a long walk. On the other hand you won’t have to spend lots of time cooking in front of the guests as almost everything can be prepared in advance. Last time we invited our guests for 11 am and they left around 5 pm after lots of eating, laughing and playing Monopoly. Our New Year’s brunch...

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