MarketDay 14 April 2010

Breaking news: we have local strawberries and rhubarb! Whoof, spring is here, even if the mercury can’t seem to rise quite to the heights we would like. I was worried last week at this time. Be patient, the Mara des Bois will come in time. For local vegetables, green is the word. There are salads […]

MarketDay 1st week April 2010

Spring is here, technically speaking, but it’s still cold, so many local products that would normally be available now simply are not. It snowed in the Alps Easter weekend, and the skiing is great, so we can’t have the best of both worlds. Root vegetables are still in: celery root (celeriac), baby beets and carrots. […]

MarketView – 6 November 2009

MarketView is published every week or so so you can take a look at our list before you go to the market.  It should serve as a tool to help you make your grocery list and menus for the week before you go off to the market. Summer fruit and vegetables in the Lake Geneva […]

MarketView – Lake Geneva region 29 October 2009

MarketView is published every week or so so you can take a look at our list before you go to the market.  It should serve as a tool to help you make your grocery list and menus for the week before you go off to the market. Amazingly, we are still blessed with a few […]

MarketView: Lake Geneva region – 15 October 2009

MarketView is published every week or so so you can take a look at our list before you go to the market.  It should serve as a tool to help you make your grocery list and menus for the week before you go off to the market. Amazingly, summer just left us a couple of […]

MarketView: Lake Geneva region – 1 October 2009

What’s in season in the Lake Geneva region The Lake Geneva region offers an interesting mix of spring, summer and fall fruit and vegetables at this time of year. It is surprising what a variety of local fruit and vegetables are still available this late in the growing season. We plan to publish MarketView every […]

Recipe: Bern-style rösti

After my lengthy post Potatoes: endless varieties in Switzerland of 14 September 2009, it is only logical that I give you a few ideas about how to use all those varieties of potatoes. I’ll start by the thoroughly Swiss dish, rösti. Rösti is definitely a Swiss dish, but there as many variations as there are […]

Farmers markets in Geneva

As Laila Rodriguez noted in her much needed post How to find outdoor food markets in Geneva of 8 September 2009, a list of Geneva’s outdoor food and farmers markets can be found on the city of Geneva’s Département Environnement Urbain & Sécurité site.

Potatoes: endless varieties in Switzerland

Potatoes: an essential part of the traditional Swiss diet If there’s one thing we have plenty of in Switzerland, it’s potatoes. I didn’t even like potatoes before I came here and discovered all the subtle differences of texture, taste and all the ways of using them in cooking. Potatoes are an essential ingredient in almost […]

The many colors of summer tomatoes

Red, yellow, green, and orange tomatoes now available in Lake Geneva region Tomato season is well under way, and here are a few suggestions for using them. How to choose a tomato Remember you can’t judge a tomato by its cover. By that I mean, the best tomatoes may well be the ugliest. They have […]