Gorgeous weather was forcasted on Thursday and so my friend and I, having not ventured from our little village, for one of our road trips, decided it was time to get in the car and drive. Two hours later we found ourselves at the quilt shop I wrote about in my previous post, read about it here.
As I had travelled to the quilt shop before with my parents for a few days, I knew where to go as soon as our stomachs started to rumble.
Just up the street from my quilt shop, a short walk, is the border to Germany, where we originally drove from in order to get here. (Driving through Basel is only a headache, this way was much more peaceful).
The Hotel Krone in Inzlingen is a small, road side, business hotel, on the same street as the quilt shop. It is a little ‘Geheimtip’ (‘secret tip’ in German). One I want to share a little with you.
As always it’s beautifully decorated restaurant was a pleasure to the exhausted traveller.
I will have to dig up the old photos for a proper post of the hotel, for another time.
3 Course Menu at The Krone (35 EUR)
Trying to stay seasonal I opted for the Asparagus Tiramisu, which was a cold mousse on bread.
Very sensitive to non asparagus eaters palate. Lovely presentation.
My main course was devine saltiamboca with a light beef sauce served with plain risotto and ratatouille. Pure Divinity, let me say.
Mrs. K’s main course was fish
I had a taste and that was delicious enough for even the pickiest of eaters. Simple but just melt in your mouth goodness, that was served on a bed of lovely ‘al dente’ cucumber (for lack of a better description).
As the meal, was more than adequate for lunchtime fare, the simple dessert was just the thing to send us on our way on the long drive home, happily satiated.
Rhubarb Sorbet with strawberries that had been soaked in something delicious.
Inzlingen itself is another little recommendation of mine, as it makes a great, affordable base if you are visiting Basel. It is a small town nestled in a narrow little valley North East of the center of Basel. It has an interesting past linking Basel and this little German town, but not much is available in English, you can however access the link on Wikipedia here. If you know German than this link will fill you in on it’s past here.
As I did with my parents, we stopped at moated castle, which lies at the center of this sleepy little village.
At the entrance to this open park is the explanation of the history of the little village and castle.
The views were simply stunning, click on the photos to enlarge.
Along the brook that flows into the pond surrounding the castle, we were able to go Kneipping.
Kneipping is a type of water therapy which includes walking barefoot in cold water. This kind of therapy was discovered by Sebastian Kneipp a German priest from Bayern. This therapy is used to tread various ailments including, circulation issues as well as Bronchitis. You can read more on this medicinal treatment here.
For my friend and I we just needed a little adventure and a bit of a wake up before the long drive home.
After completing our walk along the easy path along the pond, we checked out the castles inner courtyard.
Inside the castle walls was a lovely little jewel. A restaurant and the city hall leading off of the beautifully peaceful courtyard.
I couldn’t help but wish I never had to leave. Wouldn’t this make a great location for a retreat?
But alas, it was time to go and end our little excursion to Riehen, Basel (CH) and Inzlingen (DE).
Well we hope you enjoyed our little visit to Inzlingen. If you have any questions or comments I would love to hear from you. I wish you a great rest of the weekend. And lots of Creative Inspiration throughout next week.
Last month I joined The Cookery Calendar Challenge which one of my fellow Instagramers started back in January, Penny of the Homemade Heart blog.
Although I didn’t participate in January, by February I was eager to give it a go, so I decided to try it out in March. I know it was one online challenge I could participate in, since it was doable. Penny welcomes any new joiners and makes the challenge flexible enough for participants’ own needs as a cook and homemaker.
For my first month in this challenge I chose to do one of the more fancy cookbooks, but one that had recipes that definitely were in keeping with my own cooking goals: to bring more healthy and comforting foods to the table on a more regular basis.
The recipes and text are by Diane Rossen Worthington.
For the 2016 challenge, you need to cook two new recipes out of a cookbook, that you rarely use, for each month and then blog or write about it on social media. This book suited those criteria. Although I loved it, I had rarely used it as the recipes required a lot of ingredients that, in the past, were not readily on hand in my pantry. Now, with me cooking a lot more as a homemaker, that is not so much a problem.
Since I bought this book which I purchased from the fine foods grocery store in Bermuda, Miles Market, I have been eying it’s lovely recipes for soups in every category and from all over the world. Like the other Williams-Sonoma cookbooks in this series, it is small and has beautiful photos for each recipe. Which is excellent and gives you helpful information and tips regarding ingredients or the cooking process in the sidebar. It has a great detailed glossary and an easy to follow index.
The Contents page is clear and easy to follow as well as beautiful. The Soup Basics section has a wonderful glossary styled layout with all the methods and cooking supplies you might need to prepare the recipes in the book. I love the how to on Making Stock. I used the recipe for Chicken Stock as part of my challenge. I had never ventured to make fresh chicken stock before and so it was something I had always wanted to do. I make a lot of soup especially in the winter months and it only seems right to have homemade broth with your homemade recipes.
For this challenge my other recipe was Chicken Noodle Soup.
I loved this particular recipe as it was the classic type and contained only the ingredients I find really needs to be in this recipe. Usually I use a Cooking Light magazine recipe for quick Chicken Noodle Soup. Which is divine, but as I only use stock cubes and other possibly bad for you ingredients, I like this recipe from Williams-Sonoma for when you have guests or a sick person in the house. It is wholesome and good and has the healing properties that Chicken Noodle Soup is known for if made with fresh broth.
Usually when I cook, things get pretty messy as my husband can tell you. Making homemade chicken stock was no diffent and it looked like WWIII had happened in my kitchen, afterwards.
Let me say that the stock making process was something you should do a day in advance, of course after I had made the chicken stock I not only had enough but also enough to store in the fridge or freezer, which I then used in a variety of meals.
In fact I ended up making the stock twice in March.
This month I have decided to cook from this cookbook I lugged back from Bermuda last year. It is a Vegetarian cookbook and as one of my cooking goals is to start cooking more vegetables or eating them then I thought this one might be appropriate. It is by Vikki Leng and is an Australian publication (1994).
Well I hope this post has inspired you to look through your old cookbooks and find something good to cook your family tonight. If you would like to join the challenge or find out more go to Penny’s website to find out more. Click on the link to her latest post about the challenge here.
This Easter, I decided to go all out. Easter is a big holiday over here in Switzerland as in the rest of Europe and like many others we had a nice long four day weekend.
For me it was the perfect time to bring family and friends together. And maybe, make up for my lack of enthusiasm at Christmas time.
I was determined to make this Easter the best. Not only was I going to entertain friends and family, but this year it was going to be a Bermudian Good Friday and Easter.
On Friday, I began my baking of the traditional Hot Cross Buns, which are a sweet roll filled with raisins and iced on the top with a cross (in case you don’t have this tradition in your neck of the woods).
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find my mom’s recipe, but after a while I remembered my mother’s old friend, who has passed away, Bee Faries. My mom once gave me a charity cookbook she contributed too. It is my ‘go-to’ cookbook for my Bermudian Peas and Rice recipe (also known as Hoppin’ John) and my Bermuda Banana Bread. I remember that my mom had the recipe from her, and low and behold, after a quick flip through the slightly tattered pages of the cookbook, I found her recipe.
The ingredients told me it was very likely that I was right about my mother using this recipe for her buns.
In fact, right after Easter, I came across it and was able to determine how much it differed from that original recipe. Who knows, maybe Bee gave my mom that secret ingredient that wasn’t revealed in the cookbook?
In any case, I thouroughly enjoyed preparing for my Easter weekend cooking bonanza and had decided ahead of time, that although I was going to have to hold the weight of this dream that was a Bermudian Good Friday and Easter weekend, that in order for it to all run smoothly on the date of our two parties, certain things were going to definitely need to change if I was going to pull this off. Mainly that I was going to have to be organized.
My small, European sized kitchen, fridge, and freezer required some tactical planning, if everything was going to be served at the right time, at the right temperature, and come out tasting as it should.
I was going to have to ask for reinforcements.
In Bermuda, the only kind of family parties I was accustomed to were big. 20+ for a proper meal. It took a lot of planning and preparation. The only practical, party planning skills I had, was that gleaned from my mother: Pot-luck, phone invitations, ask people to bring at least one thing, which then needed to be noted, so there was no double ups. As for cooking, this was begun at least a day in advance in order to be ready. The company cuttlery and dinnerware would need to be located and cleaned, napkins found. I was usually given the task of rolling little cuttlery bundles to set prepared at the buffet table.
Here in Switzerland, the invitation numbers were a lot less. Friends, Easter Sunday. Family Easter Monday. 8 mouths to feed and sit, each day, including kids, teenagers and vegetarians.
I would only survive this if I asked the vegetarians mom to bring something for them to eat specifically. Because I wasn’t as well organized as my mother, I didn’t know what this was going to be and I really couldn’t care less, as long as they were taken care of. How anyone can be a vegetarian in Switzerland I really don’t understand. You couldn’t get any happier cows than are out in the pasture a few fences away from my yard. Nor could you ask for better quality in meat, whether it be traditional meats or the more exotic.
(But this is a heated debate I am not wanting to get into right now. ) I actually enjoy vegetarian food and regularly go without meat, so it isn’t meant critically, more like I am astonished or dumbfounded. When I first came to Switzerland I ate mainly chicken, now I eat just about anything; except for traditional pets.
On Good Friday (Karfreitag), after spending the morning with my husband’s “Götti Bueb” (god son), it was time to get moving on the hot cross buns.
Although I had made them once before, it had been some years and I had never used real yeast, just the quick stuff. So hubby had to give me some tips on this. It was certainly a long process, but the recipe from Bee, was relatively easy.
Allspice is a spice we can unfortunately not find here in Switzerland, but I had made some for another recipe a month or so ago so I had that on hand. Living in Switzerland, for almost 11 years now, a country where basic ingredients I took for granted, from my Bermudian/British & American upbringing, I have learned that if I want to make something with a particular ingredient, I am going to have to make it myself.
Spices like Allspice, I had bought in the past through an online shop based here in Switzerland, but that option was not only too expensive after paying shipping and duty, but required you to be organized. I was tired of ordering something you only need maybe a few times a year and expired before you could use it a handful of times.
Hot Cross Buns
Of course, as so often happens, when I went to prepare to make the hot cross buns, all these questions started to fill my mind. Distractions from the task at hand. Why were they called hot cross buns, well obviously they have a cross on them and so one would logically think of the christian sign of the cross, but who first came up with the idea, how long has this traditional specialty been around? Of course I would never have gotten them finished if I allowed my mind to be distracted by these thoughts, but nevertheless, I was curious.
This morning, I did some post Hot Cross Bun business, research. I have pinned many articles and posts from different bloggers that looked interesting. But the one I found the most helpful was this page, so if you too are interested in a little cultural culinary history, I would recommend you check out the Victorian Trading Co. blog to see their post on this here. They also have a wonderful looking website, which was quite the distraction as I was writing this post.
But back to my cooking adventures this past Good Friday.
Using Bea Faries recipe found in the Altrusa International, Inc. of Bermuda’s A Taste of Altrusa ‘s small spiral bound cookbook. I set to work converting some of the amounts as needed.
Crisco is a vegetable based solid fat, used in baking in North America. I am mentioning this as I remember finding it difficult to buy something equivalent to this pantry staple when I first landed in Switzerland, many years ago.
For this recipe I used fresh yeast and butter, as I don’t see the use of using margarine if you can get butter easily. For more on yeast go to the Virtuous Bread website at this link here where you can see pictures of the three different kinds of yeast for bread making and get many questions you may have answered on yeast.
As I had prepared all the ingredients before, digging in, I found it very straight forward and easy to follow and thanks to my Kitchen Aid mixer, the dough was prepared in no time.
In any case it all came out as I would have wished. It was my first time using real yeast, but it rose pretty well, much better than the quick rising yeast I had used some years before.
After the dough had raised, I cut the crosses in them. This ensured that icing would definitely land where it was supposed to after they came out of the oven.
Looking at their picture again, displayed on a pretty Bermudian serving dish that my aunty Lane gave me, I can feel my mouth start to water once again.
The buns tasted divine, fresh out of the oven slathered with a layer of butter, though are also delicious with cream cheese, jam or as we do on Good Friday, with a fish cake on top. But that is for another post. The buns kept well at room temperature, covered in cellophane, ready for breakfast the next day and on Easter Sunday, awaiting our guests arrival.
Quite unlike me, I unfortunately didn’t get any shots of the food alone at either of the parties… but here is one shot of the left overs!
Bermudian mini Cod Fish Cakes and Peas and Rice.
A joint effort of Yves and I, he did the cod fish cakes, and I, the peas and rice!
A full article on this spice berry, including a detailed description on: it’s historical and geographical origin; it’s bouquet, flavor and hotness; preparation and storage; culinary and medicinal purposes; the spice’s plant and cultivation; can be found on the Epicentre website by clicking the link here.
However, let me mention the names most relevant for my readers.
Allspice is also known as:
English Spice, Jamaica Pepper, Clove Pepper, Myrtle Pepper, Pimenta, Pimento
French: pimenta, tout-épice
If you read to the end of this post, well wow! I think you deserve a reward! Make yourself your very own hot cross buns. I know the Queen Elizabeth the 1st might not have permitted it, but I do. I know I won’t be able to resist making this recipe again. Maybe I will just leave the cross off, when I make this special treat, but don’t worry I won’t forget the glaze.
A special thank you to Bea for this great recipe!
As for you dear reader, I would love to hear from you, share your own Good Friday experiences and traditions, whether they are your cultural traditions or a special family tradition. I thoroughly enjoyed doing the research for this post and learning a little about the tradition of hot cross buns. But I know there is a lot more to learn and many a recipe to try out!
Wishing you a great day or evening!
I love to cook.
Except you wouldn’t really know that if you saw what I ate most nights. You see, in order for me to enjoy the process, certain conditions need to be met:
One may think that this is incredibly boring or uncreative, but I like to think of it as giving the recipe it’s best chance of coming out the way the original cook intended. Of course, I can be more creative or flexible when it comes to ingredients I don’t like or eat, though I tend to only get creative after trying the original recipe out first.
2. My kitchen has to be spic and span.
With a very small kitchen. I absolutely detest having anything unnecessary on the counters and cooking when the counters are dirty is something I only do when I am absolutely exhausted and therefore really don’t care about what I am eating or when I am cooking for one. One of the reasons I don’t cook very often is because, I have to clean before I do so.
3. I need to have peace; noise only of my own choosing.
That means no chatty friends or family members trying to catch up on what has been going on since the last time we saw each other.
When I cook, especially for others, I need to concentrate. Those times that I don’t can be disasterous. A few kernels of orzo that burns to the pan for all eternity, while leaving the rest unscathed as it did this weekend, when I took that particular moment to read through the list of what was playing at the cinema. Bad timing!
Most important I do not like anybody ‘helping’ me to cook, unless of course this is my husband, who knows where most things are and therefore, doesn’t need to constantly ask me for things.
My kitchen is my domain.
It is not a social kitchen, that opens on to another room. It does not have a handy little breakfast bar where people can talk to you, without physically being in your way. No, I have what you could call a little cave of a kitchen, so I do not need anyone else taking up any valuable space.
Finally, the final condition for me to enjoy cooking is the following:
4. I cannot be hungry.
Should I be expected to create a meal successfully, then I can’t actually be hungry, because I simply can’t put two thoughts together correctly in that state.
My point is: I love cooking BUT…
Last year whenever I did any cooking blog posts, I would spend ages, staging photos, making sure everything was nice and shiny. The problem was that I actually needed to get something on the table by a specific time. So a recipe that normally only required an hour to make, for example, ended up lasting double that. Taking so much time on the process and fearing that my posts weren’t even getting read, I decided to leave them out, thinking that most people who are reading my blog want to actually hear about my creative endeavors, i.e. my quilting.
It wasn’t until a few weeks ago when I was on Instagram, when I came across a photo of my favorite dish in my feed. I was surprised to find it, as it is something very rare to see people cooking it at home here let alone abroad. I opened the comment to see what it was and I was amazed to confirm that it was in fact that recipe and that the cook had used, no other than my recipe.
Wow! “Someone actually reads and uses my blog post?!” I thought to myself, completely and utterly bewildered. And so after finally getting back into the cooking grove over the winter, I am finally getting back to blogging about food. After all it is something we all do or need. Good home cooking!
So today, before the weather turned for the worst, I decided to walk to the village shop to pick up some groceries. I couldn’t believe they are already starting to sell spring flowers and February is not even over. But then, the weather has been very strange this year.
After a very windy walk back, I was good and ready for a bit of playing in the kitchen and decided to start cooking my potato soup, which I had already tried a week or so ago. It was only 10:00 a.m. but I knew I could prepare it ahead of time and let it sit. I have now adjusted to the Swiss tradition of having your main, hot meal at lunch.
The recipe I used was from my favorite Swiss cook book. You can see there are two names for the recipe. One is the Swiss German name and one is written/ German.
I had already made some adjustments the first time I made this recipe, which I had noted directly in the book, not having all the ingredients on hand . But this time, I was willing to be a bit more creative. While I waited for the soup to finish cooking, I quickly went into my studio office to find a note book. I needed to write down the changes I had made this time, so that I knew what I did and so that I didn’t confuse it with my previous notes .
I have gotten into the habit of writing the date I try a recipe and any alterations I make directly in the book and add dates and alterations as I go along, but this cook book does not leave enough space for that.
I eventually decided on one of the school exercise books that I picked up at the village shop last week. It is not pretty, at least as it is, but it is convenient to find and cheap, so I thought it would make a good choice if I plan to keep this up.
I labeled today’s entry with the cookbook I found the recipe in, the author and page number and the ingredients I chose and any changes I made.
Later I will try to translate this into English and provide it for any interested readers so they can cook it themselves. Maybe you can see how confusing it can be living in another language. One minute you are thinking in one language and the next, another one is coming out of your mouth or flowing onto the paper, in this case.
After having successfully completed my soup, I prepared the table, getting it ready for my husband to get home for lunch.
Usually I just put the pot on the table, but as my husband only eats a few times at home Monday through Wednesday, I decided to dress it up a bit and pull out the good china.
It was also better because I actually have a tureen and deep soup plates in this set.
Well this post was a little long… covering some three different topics. Two I have been meaning to get off my chest for a while.
What about you? Do you love or loathe cooking? If you love it… do you have any ‘conditions’ you need to enjoy the process?
Well until next time!
Last week I started this little series on a selection of images that inspired me throughout the previous week .
So here it is, my week in images and words.
My Garden of Goodness
In an effort to make the most of my spring blooms in the garden, I made this impromptu arrangement which I put in a large Yankee Candle glass.
After discovering that I am allergic to cherry, the flowers were quickly banished from the bedroom, to be distributed to a place in the garden the next day.
Like a Child
Last Wednesday, I went out for a bike ride with a friend. This shot was cause for me to almost have an accident.
St. Galler Flower Market
Every Saturday in St. Gallen you can find the flower market tucked away in a corner of the market square, behind the Marktplatz Restaurant. It is a true feast for the eyes, with groups of zinc buckets filled to the brim with color and textures. Species from around the world gather here to be taken home, and put lovingly into pretty vases and arrangements.
First up my ‘best in show’.
I am sorry, if I have shared these already on my Instagram feed, but they were just so gorgeous I had to share them again.
Potted herbs like Thyme and Oregano can also be found here, ready to be set on the roof top gardens of St. Gallen’s old town or arranged on balconies overlooking the lake.
Home Sweet Sunday
Last week we had our house constantly full of builders, so when Saturday and Sunday came around, I was glad to have the house just to ourselves, working on a creative project (see this post) as well as my hand quilting which had been neglected over the last week.
I made pizza again using that incredible sauce I tried last week from Ashley at Kitchen Meets Girl see recipe here
This wine we had for dinner on both nights, a very special bottle, was absolutely a treat for the taste buds, a must if you like an easy going red with hints of berries.
This version of mine was covered with a layer of thinly sliced purple spring onions, piled on top of, by big brown mushrooms (for me, not Hubby) and locally made mozzarella cheese.
I really can’t get enough of this kind of half-homemade pizza. One day I will try making my own crust as I am totally won over on homemade pizza. What a versatile, quick and easy way to feed your family.
I had to share this photo of Sheepy because I just loved my time, quilting with him, watching a funny movie with Hubby and quilting my heart out. Life must be pretty good, if you can get all these lovely delights while sitting in the sunshine, enjoying this beautiful view of this Japanese cherry.
On Saturday, my husband got himself a Nikon upgrade. This meant that I got his amazing camera and lens! I can’t tell you how happy I was to finally get my hands on that baby, for good!! Both Saturday and Sunday evening we spent, walking around our neighborhood and up in the fields near our house taking photos.
One of my favorite views from my house, is the sight of these trees all in a row. Whatever the season, I love to see them cast in the evening sunshine as I look out from my living room window. I have been trying to capture them up close, forever, but I can never seem to get the light right. Probably I should try the morning – not the evening light!
Both upper and lower shots are the scenes I take in every time I leave my front gate to get on the main road, and they are the reason that I remain living in the suburbs.
We met these cute fellas along the way through the Schloss Watt farm estate.
Well I hope this little journey, like the others I have taken this week, whether it be in my village or in town, has inspired you to take one in your own neck of the woods, armed with a camera and an open mind, to help you see what simple goodness lives right on your doorstep.
If you read this post this far, thank you! I would love to hear your thoughts on it and your own sources of weekly inspiration.
Last weekend I had a friend visiting from Zurich. When we started, the weather wasn’t great for anything major, but good enough for a ‘quick’ walk.
Now if you are using my husband’s definition of a ‘quick walk’, you will find that this only extends to the perimeter of the neighborhood, so maybe if you walk the furthest paths and do a bit of double backing, it might amount to a 20 minute walk.
For me, a ‘quick walk’ is usually anything over 30 minutes and under an hour.
You can get an idea of the location here using google maps. The route shown is just to give you an idea, as we took a few detours before ending up on the Rheintaler Höhenweg, a panorama path that looks over the Rhein valley; click here for maps and information in English. The panorama hiking path looks East to Austria and south to canton Graubünden, which is why I go. I love Graubünden.
From where I live, Berneck is the closest little jewel in the Rhein valley’s crown and it is the closest place in the valley offering a stunning view of snow covered mountains (Austria, Lichtenstein, and depending on the visibility in the alps, canton Graubünden).
The photograph above was taken from the Rheintaler Höhenweg and looks down to our final destination, a little Besenbeiz , which is what the Swiss call a gastro-pub which is located in a wine area and sells locally grown food and wine. At least this is what I was able to gather from the translation / encyclopedia entry on Wikipedia.
For further information on the town of Berneck, in St. Gallen, Eastern Switzerland, you can go to my previous post on the wine region here or go to the town website (German).
I hope you enjoyed this little dip into Swiss culture and travel.
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments, and I will be happy to answer them.
Have a great day,
This week I’ve been back in my sewing room, working on a new quilt for 2015.
After a lot of deliberation I was finally able to decide on this simple traditional block design I found on the Moda Bake Shop Website. The Granny Square Quilt was designed by Joleen Klassen from the “blue elephant stitches” blog. Her original quilt uses this brightly colored Aneela Hoey fabric, which looks fantastic in this quilt, to see it click here.
In my version however, I chose not to use a jelly roll, as the pattern suggests, but chose to use a bunch of fat quarters from my stash, which I had been collecting for a long time . This of course meant more work for me but rather than spending hours cutting fabric, I decided to cut as I go along, which adds variety to the process and reduces the time I spend on my feet.
So far I’ve finished three of the ten sets of blocks. They are constructed using a strip piecing method, which was a first for me, and proved to be a very efficient way of putting them together.
I love the center square fabric in this one, which has a bunch of country life motifs on it.
This week I’ve also been a bit busy in the kitchen making these scrumptious Apple Pie Muffins, with their delicious pecan streusel topping. They were a lovely addition to a game of Kalooki, (a Jamaican card game) with friends.
Have a great start to the new week!
Last night, Yves and I went out to Restaurant Rebstock, in Berg, Canton St. Gallen. We had been looking for somewhere nice to go near home, and when the in-laws suggested it to us, we knew it would be a good contender, in our search to find our ‘Local’ go to.
I must say it has a very charming location, located in this little village tucked up in the hills above Lake Constance and right next to the church. It has a lovely terrace to sit out in the summer, which probably offers a beautiful view. Unfortunately we were there at night and it is November so I can only show you a peak inside.
It offered quirky and simplistic, modern interiors in the part we were in, and more ‘rustic’ in the other section near the kitchen.
And what is particularly important to mention is, its value for money. You get, what ever you order and pay for, plus some delicious anti-pasti while you wait…
Notice we ate all the black olives!
But this was to die for, cold roast beef sprinkled with some type of fancy salt.
Did I mention how delicious this was? Needless to say, we ate at least the half of it before our actual starters arrived.
I had this delicious filed salad with orange sectors and pomegranate and a very tangy dressing and Yves had the same but with the balsamic glazed duck, which was in the original offer,
Although they had a lot of yummy things like Pizokel dumplings with some exotic twist and Pork filet rapped in bacon and served with fresh Spätzli, and delicious sounding burgers and all sorts of other things, I went for the fried fish and salt potatoes, which is traditional for the area, also known as Fischknüsperli. Sorry, but with the weather as damp and cold as it had been, I had been feeling a little yuck and so needed something simple, so unfortunately cannot see any of those other lovely things.
Must say it was the ideal place for an after work, date night in the middle of the week, where you just want to go somewhere nice and quiet and relax and have a good chat. The service was excellent and our waitress was very friendly.
Here’s a pic of Yves digging in. In any case we both enjoyed our meal and would certainly go back for another meal.
And because I had finally after many months, gotten my hair cut (reason for celebration on it’s own) here are some pics of that.
Went to this great place in my village (Mörschwil), where I finally found this great hair dresser, who I actually found ‘got’ me! So I had her do my hair up in braids. It is so refreshing to find that I can go somewhere, beautiful, where you can relax while you get your hair done, and not feel like you are torturing me. Great place La Perla in Mörschwil.
It is like a hair band holding back your hair, great if you want to wear your hair down, but need to keep it out of your face!
But what I absolutely loved was those braids!!! Oh if only I could do them myself.
If you would like information on Restaurant Rebstock you can go to their website here.
For further information on La Perla please click here.
I wish you all a great weekend!