Restaurant Olivo lunch in Grand Casino Lucerne

When entering Restaurant Olivo at Grand Casino in Lucerne, one feels the instant need to open all senses and just take in the beauty of the room. Inspired by French Renaissance the building was raised in 1882 in Neo-Baroque style. Situated on the lake it was rightly...

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Kitchentalk with chef Johan Breedijk

On a grey Wednesday morning I made my way up to Art Deco Hotel Montana in Lucerne for a kitchentalk with chef Johan Breedijk. He served coffee in the KitchenClub as we talked about the important things in life, like really good olive oil. Chef Johan Breedijk came to...

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Last Week

It`s been exciting weeks and I`ve been a busy bee. Perhaps not as busy here on the blog as I should have been, but there is always another side to a bloggers life. Or maybe two or three sides. Somethings are shown on the blog, others and more frequent glimpses are...

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Feeling bloated?

You know that feeling when your belly feels swollen and just about four months pregnant? That`s bloating, and it´s usually caused by the food we eat. A lot of the foods which cause bloating are very nutricious. They are good for us in other acpects, and I wouldn`t...

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Find the right restaurant in Luzern

(sponsored post) Finding the right restaurant for the right occasion can be confusing to say the least. To help us out local.ch and search.ch has joined forces and created a new restaurant-app called localgusto. Luzern is first town out in testing with other places in...

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Meat – what does it mean?

Things you might not know about MEAT: The word meat comes from the Old English word mete, which referred to food in general. The term is related to mad in Danish, mat in Swedish and Norwegian, and matur in Icelandic, which also mean 'food'. The word "mete" also exists...

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Snacking

Snacking does not have a concrete definition. A study taken by Katherine Chaplin and Andrew Smith from the journal Appetite says, “Participants defined snacking as food or drink eaten between main meals”. The average calorie intake during a meal is about...

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Meat-Free Weekdays

I am not a vegetarian, but I do enjoy eating meat-free most days during the week. There are so many good dishes to be made, which do not necessarily need meat. I will add chicken or lamb to a dish during the week and then possibly do a roast of some kind on the...

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Might as well detox in January, right?

Doing a detox week or two in January is for many people like hitting the re-set button for the body after an eating-frenzy in December. I like detoxing; actually I really look forward to it when I`m stuffing myself with yet another round of Fondue Chinoise. Getting...

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Fresh start to 2017 with a Clean Menu Plan

  Let the new year begin fresh and with a cleanse. This week I`ll be starting my yearly Clean Week and although you might not believe me, I have been looking forward to this. I will use the same menu plan I followed last year and the year before that and the year...

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Sunday Family Dinner

This coming Sunday I have invited the whole big family over for dinner. We`ll be 7 adults and 5 kids around the table. When cooking for such a large group, I try to prepare as much as possible in advance. This way I get to spend more time with my family and keep the...

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Do vegetarians need pretend ham?

I have never understood all the vegetarian pretend products I see in the shops. Pretend ham, pretend caviar, pretend BBQ Grill Ribs, pretend minced meat. Why the need to pretend to want ham when there are so many great and genuine veggie produce around? Is it a social...

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Never put these 10 foods in your fridge

There are certain foods that keep better when not placed in the fridge. Not because they will make you ill, but rather that they will change their texture and taste, and therefor lose their quality. So to get the most flavor out of your food, please do not put these...

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Ginger and friends

(These products were sponsored) Fresh ginger root has become a regular in my kitchen. Along with it`s good friends lemon and honey. I feel prepared for making any remedy needed during these cold winter days. The ginger root came from Asia to Europe with the romans...

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Decorating with apples

I like inviting people over on a meal. Some of the best evenings are spontaneous; like the ones when you call up a friend an hour before dinner and invite them over. If you feel like decorating the table for such an event, you will need to grab what you already have...

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