aditi's adventures in switzerland

Above Sea Level

Posted in places

Last year we escaped Switzerland’s autumn fogs by going south, but this year we  simply went up! Taking a short (but steep) hike up into the mountains, we spent the afternoon looking out over the nebelmeer or “fog sea” and basking in the sun. Being the hiking n00b that I am, this was also an educational trip …

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Who Needs Keys Anyways?

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Despite the many, many residences I have occupied throughout my life, I’ve never really had to worry about keys. My door is open to friends, family, and all— not just figuratively. But Dorthy isn’t in Kansas anymore, and in my short time here in Switzerland I have found myself locked out of our apartment building …

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Plum Tart With Guss

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Utter the words “apple pie” and what comes to my mind (shortly followed by pools of saliva) is the classic ooey-gooey warm mess of cinnamon sweetness sandwiched between two crispy golden flaky crusts. Imagine then, my surprise and confusion when I was presented with an apple “pie” in Switzerland for the first time. For one, the Swiss don’t …

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Fiori di Zucca Fritti

Posted in food, gardening

This year, Michael and I made a new bed in the garden. By “made a new bed” what I really mean is that we haphazardly dumped half-finished, quite stinky, “failed experiment” compost on top of a layer of cardboard arranged in the shape of a rectangle on the lawn, covered everything with a thick layer of straw, and plopped …

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Trust Issues

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  Those that know me, truly know me, know that I. Don’t. Like. Chipmunks. The ones in Bar Harbor are coddled & cooed over so much that they are now ballsy enough to try to take food right off of the plate in front of me! I don’t believe in feeding a wild animal just because its …

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Spring Awakening

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Back in Maine, let me take you to a little place called Zocalo, that is just waking up to an early spring. Inside you’ll find…

Vosa di Dentro

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Last week Michael and I escaped the quickly approaching winter cold by taking a trip to Ticino— the southern most canton of Switzerland. Ticino is on the other side of the Alps, right next to Italy, and in fact, the people in this part of Switzerland speak Italian. This time of year, its only a couple …

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At Katharina’s

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An activity Michael and I find ourselves doing every now and then on free days is helping Katharina (Michael’s mom) out with her garden. Here are some photos from earlier this season of Katharina’s beautiful home & garden.