We went on a hike in the alps and it was breathtaking . The snow was pure white as if from a fairy tale and the trees stood proud in it’s hoary splendor. As i walked i recited the poem i learned when i was 15 by Ralph Waldo Emerson,Thoreau’s friend about walking in the […]
Bread in Switzerland. I know it. I should avoid it. There is almost nothing i can do about it either. Each day i make a point of walking into the village of Appenzell with it’s quaint century old houses and i walk down lanes in the heart of the village where cars cannot go and […]
I have a love affair with cheese and the cheese in this town of Alpenzell is one of the finest i have ever tasted.I have climbed 5,000 feet to buy it from farmers who summer in the alps making small batches as their forefathers have done plying the age old (dating back 700 years ago) […]
A simple yet beautiful snack with a friend who lives in a 200 year old farmhouse in the alps where i am currently living before i go to Spain.We had sheep’s cheese,olives,rice balls,spelt bread,curry tofu,black coffee and champagne.All this and watching the rain fall over the mountains.Check out the old oven in the back.
A night out rocking the casbah in Switzerland
Here in Switzerland i look out the window as i sip my perfect coffee and watch the lazy smoke drift from the chimney of the farmhouse across the street as a boy bicycles by on the road in a desultory Easter monday kind of way and a bird flies on the wing over the verdant […]
This is above me,where i am living now .I have climbed up here thousands of feet high and it is here where they make the best Rosti,that Swiss concoction of fried like potatoes…….
I’m in Switzerland .Cheese anyone?
As i write this i am gazing out at the alps and the church bells are ring……The eggs ,and cheese here in Switzerland are the best i have ever had.Both come directly from the farmers .The eggs are large ,larger than i have seen in North America and brilliantly golden yellow.The cheese ,the Appenzeller variety […]