Thursday, 10 December 2009


One of these days I will have knitting content. I promise.

I spent a week in Zurich. The fall colors were gorgeous, and I got a few nice sunny days to explore the area.

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Switzerland is one of those places that you could go down a dark alley in the middle of the night and come out the other side unscathed. The entire country is eerily squeaky clean and tidy, and even the biggest cities have a noticeable absence of grime and grit. There are bicycles sitting around everywhere, and none of them had the requisite double lock system that you need in New York.



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I discovered the joys of Raclette:

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It's a mild, nutty swiss cheese that is roasted until soft and then scraped off in slabs onto bread, potatoes and pickles. Perfect for a chilly fall night.

It also goes great with Gl├╝hwein.

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There were some good dining options. Switzerland is full of money and bankers, so there is no shortage of extravagant places to spend all that cash.

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There's an interesting art scene there as well, but I was too busy eating fondue and good chocolate to check it out.


  1. These are wonderful photos-- you must be a photographer too? What does "etsy" mean?

    I'm blogging about Raclette these days; trying to promote it in the US, would you mind if I used your photos-- the raclette on a plate and the blocks of cheese being melted?

    Many thanks for your time!

  2. I am all for promoting Raclette in the US. Please do.