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  • Trips in Switzerland

    Hiking along Klöntalersee – Switzerland

    Kloentaler lake

    Spring is coming, we are looking forward to getting out and together again, for example for a picnic and barbecue. Here is a great place to start: LAKE KLÖNTAL, Klöntalersee, is a just 5-kilometer long alp lake, almost surrounded by mountains. The area around the lake is well-known among hikers and everyone else who just wants to relax and perhaps enjoy a picnic with a…

  • Trips in Switzerland

    Geograhical center of Switzerland

    ÄLGGIALP is where the geographical center of Switzerland is located. A very tranquil, silent, and absolutely beautiful place with just some 15-20 houses in the relatively flat area, including the most picturesque little 200 years old chapel, a mountain restaurant, and a farm with a cheese dairy making the most delicious alp cheese which can be bought directly from the shelves for a very fair…

  • Food and drinks

    Recipe – Risalamande! 😀

    Risalamande, not sure about an English name for this dish, rice pudding perhaps? Probably the most well-known Christmas dessert in Denmark, and certainly our favourite. Here you get the BEST recipe: Ingredients for the first steps (make this the day before the final step): 238 g porridge rice (rissotto rice or in Germany Milchreis is good too), 3-4 dl water x 3, 1 liter full-cream milk…

  • Food and drinks

    Recipe – Red cabbage salad

    Instead of the typical boiled, warm read cabbage, we decided on a fresh, cold red cabbage salad with apple and orange. Ingredients: red cabbage, apples, oranges, walnuts. Cut the cabbage in thin slices, put it in a big bowl where you can work with it, add a LOT of coarse sea salt and squeeze it and squeeze it together with the cabbage. Rinse the cabbage…

  • Food and drinks

    Recipe – brown caramelized potatoes

    Sugar caramelized browned potatoes is another must on a typical Christmas table. It is fairly simple, but here is the recipe. 1 kg small potatoes, 150 g sugar, 25 g butter and salt. Some use the same kind of potatoes as for cheese fondue, some use asparagus potatoes, food barbarians use canned potatoes Boil the potatoes with the peel on in salted water for 18…

  • Food and drinks

    Your BEST sauce / SOVS

    For EVERY real Christmas dinner, brown sauce (sovs, in Danish. The difference between sauce and sovs is that “sovs” is when there is enough) is a must. Ingredients: 1 stake parsley, 2 stakes celery, 1-2 cloves of garlic, some carrots, 1 onion, the green top of a leek, fresh or dried thyme, whole black peppercorns, 2 bay leaves, 80 – 100 g pancetta (dried and…

  • Food and drinks

    The best possible pork roast

    Typical Danish pork roast with very crunchy cracklings. There are endless recipes for this traditional dish, but here you get the best, ours!  Get a nice size of pork roast, here it is 2,2 kgs, enough for 4 persons, with the skin still on. Some veggies – 2 carrots, one leek, a couple of celery stakes. About 50 whole black peppercorns and enough dried bay…

  • Trips in Switzerland

    LÖTSCHENTAL, beautiful Swiss valley

    LÖTSCHENTAL, a long (27 kilometers) and quiet valley in the Bernese Alps, offers about 200 kilometers of hiking trails in unspoiled nature with rivers, glaciers, lakes, forest, and view to lots of surrounding 3 – 4.000 meters high mountain peaks. At the end of the main road through the valley, the starting point for hiking is a huge parking place with a fantastic view of…

  • Food and drinks,  Other trips

    RIBE, oldest town in Denmark! City trip.

    RIBE is the oldest town in Denmark, it was founded around the year 704. Yes, 704! The inhabitants are called ripensers 🙂 In 2014 Ribe was chosen to be Europe’s Best Big Time Small Destination. This time we visited Denmark/Ribe to celebrate our daughter-in-law’s bachelor and then took the opportunity to explore the very, very old and beautiful houses in the narrow alleys and streets of…

  • Trips in Switzerland

    WEG der SCHWEIZ II, The Swiss Path II

    Another stage of Weg der Schweiz, The Swiss Path. This time we hiked the short but beautiful part from Bauen to Isleten. The whole part of this trip is almost flat as it follows the shore along the Urnersee, but sometimes through old and dark tunnels, which is actually the originally old road to Bauen.   In some of these tunnels, there are “windows” with…