Showing posts with label Lenk. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lenk. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Lenk Trip 5 5 bis
- Follow The Sign -

This picture was submitted to "Black & White Wednesday", an event created by Susan at "The Well-Seasoned Cook". It will be hosted on the 13th of November by Sanhita at "Pocket Full Of Spices" (click here in order to see who is hosting the next roundup).

Friday, October 4, 2013


Lenk Trip 4 4 bis

Lenk Trip 3 6 bis

Lenk Trip 2 6 bis

Lenk Trip 1 5 bis
Many thanks to all of you for entering my third NOVICA giveaway. I was delighted to read your lovely comments and to see that so many people from all over the world took part in it. Your participation really means a lot to me...

I am very happy to announce that the lucky winner is
YELENA STROKIN of "Cooking Melangery". Congratulations, you just won a 75$ NOVICA gift certificate!!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


- Rustic & Delightfully Quaint -

This picture was submitted to "Black & White Wednesday", an event created by Susan at "The Well-Seasoned Cook". It will be hosted on the 17th of July by  Simona at "Briciole" (click here in order to see who is hosting the next roundup).

Friday, March 15, 2013


Chalet 1 4 bis
- Wood With A Histoty -

- Facade Painting Representing A Hunter -

Chalet 2 5 bis
- Front Of The House And More Paintings -

Chalet 4 7 bis
- Pannel Reads: 
Chalet "Jägerhaus (Hunter's House)" built in 1774 and renovated in 1968/ Early Simmentaler Painting-Style -

Chalet 7 4 bis
- Mountain Pasture Chalet -

Chalet 6 5 bis
- Pinewood Beam -

Chalet 5 4 bis
- Mountain Chalet: Closed For The Season -

The picturesque Simmen Valley is not only renown for its stunning landscapes, rolling hills, imposing mountains, verdant green pastures, thousands of cows grazing in the flowered meadows, flavorful cheeses and ski resorts, but it also gets its notoriety from the breathtakingly beautiful ancient houses situated all along the (Ober)Simmental House Trail.

As a matter of fact, the region is strewn with luxurious chalets dating back as far as the 15th century. With their unique and fascinating high standard of carpentry, architectural feats and refined facade paintings, those massive and harmonious pinewood buildings are a testimony of the wealth brought by mountain farming and are quite a sight too. So remember to visit the area if you ever come to Switzerland as it is well worth the detour!

Friday, January 11, 2013


Betelberg 1 6 bis
- Leiterli Mountain Station, 2001m -
Betelberg 2 5 bis
- Hiking Path Signs, Leiterli -

Betelberg 4 6
- Overlooking The Spilgerten (Picture Taken From The Betelberg Godola Window) -
Betelberg 3 6 bis
- Gondola Station And Restaurant At The Leiterli -

Iffigenalp 5 3 best bis
- Entry Into The Iffigenalp Valley -

Iffigenalp 10 4 best bis
- The Iffigenalp Valley With The Wildhorn Mountain On The Far Left-

Iffigenalp 1 9 bis
- Fallen Rocks, Iffigenalp -

Iffigenalp 11 3 best bis bis
- Another View Of The Wildhorn Mountain As Seen From The Iffigenalp Valley -

Friday, December 14, 2012


Iffigenalp 4 3 best bis
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
- Aesop
Soon it'll be the 25th of December and the 1st of January, and I'm pretty sure most of you have already been meticulously planning their Christmas as well as New Year meals weeks if not months in advance. Whilst a majority of people are as organized as a five star soldier on a critical mission and ready to throw a memorable party, a small minority of "flunkees" like me are still scratching their heads and trying to figure out what they could possibly serve their guests on D Day (in my case, there will be no visitors coming over for lunch or supper, so that simplifies things considerably, but I still want to prepare a scrumptious dinner for my birthday and the year's end). 

Unpreparedness always generates a lot of anxiety, thus we generally start freaking out at the prospect of hosting the celebrations and the immense pressure that comes together with that makes us run around spaztically like headless chickens on psychedelic drugs. Not a pretty sight if you ask me!

So, whether you are a big fan of those festivities or a rebel soul like me (either an anti-consumerist, a nonreligious individual or a heathen) with a soft spot for bouncy bashes, I have no doubt that you don't want to let your chaotic lack of method, explosive anxiety and procrastinative attitude get in the way and spoil the fete.

We all want  to have a bedazzling and richly decorated table graced with lots of mouthwatering dishes and spend some valuable moments with those who hold a special place in our hearts, hence there is no way we want our family reunion or social gathering to get ruined by our disastrous and incompetent planning. This is why, in order to avoid panic attacks, unnecessary drama, last-minute breakdowns and seeing your risk of having a heart failure rise, I thought that I'd share with you my holiday recipe roundup which I have minutiously compiled here for your comfort.

Hopefully it'll come in handy, take some weight off your shoulders and help you reduce your stress level. Who knows? You might very well find something interesting and save some precious time by creating a menu which you have put together thanks this post. Take it easy and don't wrack your brains, it's not worth endagering your health for a few hours of short-lived joy - nobody will express their gratitude if you end up in the emergency departement.


The lucky winner of "An Edible Mosaic" coobook (see giveaway) is Kulsum at "Journey Kitchen". Congratulations!!!

Apperitive Food & Starters:
Brazilian Toasts (see recipe)
Caribbean Banana Soup (see recipe)
Chedar, Bacon & Egg Scone Sandwiches (see recipe)
Chopped Liver (see recipe)
Curried Parsnip And Apple Soup (see recipe)
Falafels (see recipe)
Foie Gras Terrine (see recipe)
Flammeküche Pizza (see recipe)
Fried Ricotta (see recipe)
Gravlax - Salt Cured Salmon (see recipe)
Ham And Parmesan Cake (see recipe)
Italian Wine Biscuits (see recipe)
Kipper Rillettes (see recipe)
Lavash Crackers (see recipe)
Lemon Parmesan Dip (see recipe)
Lobster Salad (see recipe)
Oat Cakes (see recipe)
Ostrich Steak Tartar (see recipe)
Parmesan And Gorgonzola Cheesecake (see recipe)
Parmesan And Italian Herbs Shortbread Cookies (see recipe)
Potato Chips/Crisps (see recipe)
Ricotta With Za'Atar (see recipe)
Smoked Haddock And Gruyère Tartlets (see recipe)
Smoked Salmon And Cream Cheese Bagels (see recipe)
Smoky Chili Crackers (see recipe)
Spicy Roasted Chickpeas (see recipe)
Spinach And Feta Strudel (see recipe)

Spicy Syrian-Style Lentil Soup (see recipe)
Sweet And Savory Italian Meatballs (see recipe)
Tahitian Poisson Cru Made With Salmon (see recipe)
Tiny Curry Scones (see recipe)
Vietnamese Chicken And Grapefruit Salad (see recipe)

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Main Courses:
Blueberry Pork Chops (see recipe)
Brazilian Xinxim De Galinha (see recipe)
Chicken And Mushrooms In Saint Marcellin Sauce (see recipe)
Chicken In Vanilla Sauce (see recipe)
Chinese Lemon Chicken (see recipe)
Greek Pork Stew With Quinces (see recipe)
Lasagne (see recipe)
Lemony Beef And Potato Tajine (see recipe)
Lump Egg Pasta With Saffron Sauce (see recipe)
Meatballs Brazilian Style (see recipe)
Pulled Pork (see recipe)
Raclette (see recipe)
Stuffed Quinces (see recipe)
Swiss Fondue (see recipe)

Side Dishes & Accompaniments:
Almond And Curry Bread (see recipe)
Barberry Pilaf (see recipe)
Greek Lemon Roasted Potatoes (see recipe)
Homemade Orecchiette Pasta (see recipe)
Hot Italian-Style Tagliatelle (see recipe)
Jerusalem Artichoke Gratins (see recipe)
Maluns (see recipe)
Maple Glazed Brussel Sprouts And Potatoes (see recipe)
Homemade Orechiette (see recipe)
Parsnip Puree (see recipe)
Potato Kugel (see recipe)
Potatoes Baked With Parmiggiano (see recipe)
Pumpkin Latkes (see recipe)

Sauerkraut, Potato And Cheddar Pasties (see recipe)
Spätzlis (see recipe)
Tahini, Pomegranate & Coriander Salad (see recipe)
Toad In The Hole (see recipe)
Warm Beetroot With Sour Cream (see recipe)

 Festive Desserts, Cakes, Breads & Cookies:
Almond Cake From Reims (see recipe)
Alsatian New Year Chocolate Chip Brioche (see recipe)
Amaretti, Apricot Jam & Coconut Bars (see recipe)
Apple Challah (see recipe)
Apple Latkes (see recipe)
Apple Tart With Hazelnut Frangipani (see recipe)

Artisanal Oreos (see recipe)
Bakewell Tart (see recipe)
Banana Bread Pudding (see recipe)
Banana Walnut Bread (see recipe)
Basboussa - Egyptian Syrup Cake (see recipe)
Basler Brunsli Cookies (see recipe)
Birnenbrot (see recipe)
Bostoni Cream Pie (see recipe)
Brazilian Coffee Cookies (see recipe)

Butterscotch Sauce (see recipe)
Canoli (see recipe)
Cantuccini - Biscotti Cookies (see recipe)
Caramel Cake With Caramelized Butter Fosting (see recipe)
Caramel Walnut Tart (see recipe)
Caraway Seed Cake (see recipe)
Cardamom Crumb Cake (see recipe)

Cardamom Orange Brioche Bread (see recipe)
Cardamom, Matcha & Chestnut Mont Blancs (see recipe)
Carrot Bundt Cake (see recipe)
Challah Bread (see recipe 1 & recipe 2)
Cheesecake & Jelly (see recipe)
Cheesecake Marbled Brownies (see recipe)

Cherry Delights (see recipe)
Chestnut Bites (see recipe)
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies (see recipe)
Chocolate & Pistachio Tartlets (see recipe)
Chocolate Cinnamon Bundt Cake (see recipe)
Chocolate Eclairs (see recipe)

Chocolate Ganache-Glazed Hazelnut Cake (see recipe)
Chocolate Intensity Cake (see recipe)
Chocolate Mousse/Delight (see recipe 1 & recipe 2)
Chocolate Pavlovas (see recipe)

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies (see recipe)
Chocolate Valentino (see recipe)
Chocolate Salted Whoopie Pies (see recipe)
Chocolate Walnut Fudge (see recipe)

Cinnamon And Tahinomelo Smorhorns (see recipe)
Cinnamon Chestnut Persimmon Muffins (see recipe)
Cinnamon Granola (see recipe)
Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts (see recipe)
Coffee Kisses Cookies (see recipe)
Croquembouche (see recipe)
Cuchaule (see recipe)
Danish Braid (see recipe)
Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cupcakes (see recipe)
Dark Chocolate Tart (see recipe)
Date Bars (see recipe)
Deadly Blondies (see recipe)
Decorated Cookies (see recipe)
Deluxe Traditional English Trifle (see recipe)
Dobos Torte (see recipe)
Dream Bars (see recipe)

Drop Dead Chocolate Cake (see recipe)
Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse (see recipe)
Eggnog Mousse (see recipe)

English Tea And Fruit Loaf (see recipe)
Festive Winter Challah (see recipe)
Filbert Cake (see recipe)
Five Spice Ice Cream petits Fours (see recipe)
Fragrant Swedish Rye Bread (see recipe)
Frosted Spicy Rock Cakes (see recipe)
Fudgy Low-Fat Cocoa Cookies (see recipe)
Ginger Flavored Banana Cake (see recipe)
Gingerbread House (see recipe)
Gingered Carrot Cake Cookies (see recipe)
Grittibänz Breads (see recipe)

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Hazelnut Nougatine (see recipe)
Honey & Coffee Panna Cotta (see recipe)
Honey Cinnamon Graham Cookies (see recipe)
Ice Cream Cake (see recipe)
Italian Ricotta Cookies (see recipe)
Kalbura Basti (see recipe)
Koulourakia - Greek Cookies (see recipe)
Kriegskuchen/War Cake (see recipe)
Lamingtons (see recipe)
Lemon Buttermilk Tart (see recipe)
Lemon Curd (see recipe)
Lemon Honey Cookies (see recipe)
Lemon Mousse Verrines (see recipe)
Luscious Lemon Bars (see recipe)
Luscious Pumpkin Jam (see recipe)
Macadamia Nut Cookies (see recipe)
Macarons With Chocolate & Peanut Better Ganache (see recipe)
Magenbrot Cookies (see recipe)
Mallows (see recipe)
Melting Moments Cookies (see recipe)
Milanais/Mailänderli Cookies (see recipe)
Milk Chocolate And Caramel Tart (see recipe)
Mincemeat For mince Pies (see recipe)
Mince pies (see recipe)
Moist Orange Syrup Cake (see recipe)
Moroccan-Jewish Truffles (see recipe)
Mouhalabieh (see recipe)
Namoura (see recipe)
Nanaimo Bars (see recipe)
Nian-Gao (see recipe)
Norwegian Mountain Bread (see recipe)
 Oatmeal Coconut Cookies (see recipe)
Oatmeal Florentines (see recipe)
Opéra Cake (see recipe)
Orange Cornmeal Cake (see recipe)
Orange Tian (see recipe)
Panettone (see recipe)

Pecan Pie Thumbprint Cookies (see recipe)
Perfect Party Cake (see recipe)
Pfeffernüsse Cookies (see recipe)
Portuguese Sweet Bread/Massa Sovada (see recipe)
Praliné Chocolates (see recipe)
Profiteroles (see recipe)
Pumpkin Apple Bread (see recipe)
Pumpkin Bread Pudding With Caramel Sauce (see recipe)
Pumpkin Challah (see recipe)
Peanut Butter & Tonka Ice Cream (see recipe)
Pecan Sandies (see recipe)
Pfeffernüsse Cookies (see recipe)
Profiteroles (see recipe)
Quarktorte With Raisins (see recipe)
Rose And Honey Madeleines (see recipe)
Rosemary And Vinefruit Bloomer (see recipe)

Rum Balls (see recipe)
Salée A La crème (see recipe)
Scones (see recipe)
Sesame Cookies (see recipe)
Sienese Panforte (see recipe)
Suet Pudding (see recipe)
Swiss Brunslis (see recipe)
Swiss Mailänderli - Milan Cookies (see recipe)
Swiss Saffron Bread (see recipe)
Swiss Zimsterne (see recipe)
Tartine Bakery Pumpkin Pie (see recipe)
Tahinomelo Spread With Mahlab (see recipe)
Tahinopitta - Tahini Cake (see recipe)
Tiramisù (see recipe)
Tiramisù Mousse & Lemon Curd Tart (see recipe)
Tiramisù Mousse & Lemon Curd Verrine (see recipe)
Triflemisù (see recipe)
Tuiles With Orange Praline Filling (see recipe)
Upside-Down Honey Cheescakes (see recipe)
Vanilla And Lemon Cupcakes With Buttercream Frosting (see recipe)
Victoria Sandwich (see recipe)
Vols-Au-Vent (see recipe)
Walnut Ma'amouls (see recipe)
Walnut Tart (see recipe)
Wesh Cakes (see recipe)
Wicked Bacon And Turkish Coffee Brownies (see recipe)
Yule Log (see recipe)
Zesty Ricotta Tart (see recipe)

Iffigenalp 2 4 best bis
Recipes From The Net
Cardamom Crèmes Brûlées (see recipe)
Carrots And Parsnips With Maple And Orange Glaze (see recipe)
Cavalucci (see recipe)
Chocolate Chestnut Fondant (see recipe)
Christmas Cake Tray Bake (see recipe)
Christmas Pie (see recipe)
Christmas Pudding Strudel (see recipe)
Christmas Stollen Cake (see recipe)
Citrus Craberry Layer Cake (see recipe)
Crisp Honey Mustard Parsnips (see recipe)
Cranberry Panna Cotta (see recipe)
Crispy Hedgehog Spuds With Sage (see recipe)
Dried Fruit Biscuits (see recipe)
Duck Liver And Gin Parfaits (see recipe)
Fragrant Mango And Apple Chutney (see recipe)
Frozen Mocha Cake With Chocolate Ganache Glaze (see recipe)
Fyrstekake or Norwegian Cardamom-Almond Tart (see recipe)
Gordon's Rustic Pâté (see recipe)
Green Tea And white Chocolate Cookies (see recipe)
Ham Hock And Mustard Terrine (see recipe)
Hazelnut Frangipane Tart With Quince Hazelnut Mincemeat (see recipe)
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Gravy (see recipe)
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Last-Minute Canapés (see recipe)
Lamb With Christmas Spices (see recipe)
Layered Squash, Barley And Spinach Pie (see recipe)
Lobster Stew (see recipe)
Mascarpone And Raspberry Trifle Terrine (see recipe)
Merunki Matcha Polvorones (see recipe)
Moroccan Spiced Pie (see recipe)
Mushroom Rice Stuffing (see recipe)
Nigel Slater's Alternative Birds (see recipe)
Nigel Slater's Mincemeat Cheesecake (see recipe)
Nigella's Raspberry Chocolate Brownie Trifle (see recipe)
 Orange, Chocolate And Coconut Cookies (see recipe)
Orange Marmalade, Date, Fig And Quark Stollen (see recipe)
Paul Hollywood's Christmas Buns (see recipe)
 Parsnip, Cranberry And Chestnut Loaf (see recipe)
Perfect Bread Sauce (see recipe)
Roasted Squash With Lemon-Tahini Sauce (see recipe)
Roasted Vegetable Mega Mix (see recipe)
Sausage, Sage And Onion Stuffing (see recipe)
Stir-Fried red Cabbage With Juniper And Pears (see recipe)
Swedish Dream Cookies (see recipe)
Swedish Meatballs With Mashed Potatoes (see recipe)
Turkey And squash Casserole (see recipe)
Ukrainian Christmas Cake (see recipe)
White Chocolate Cream Mousse (see recipe)
Wild Rice, chestnu And squash Stuffing (see recipe)
Yotam Ottolenghi's Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Hoisin Sauce (see recipe)