We enjoyed one of the probably last really warm days at the Aare. This is really the ultimate sand pit there and the kids were busy for several hours.
Today we spontanously decided to call Café Maier to ask if they still have an open slot for us and we were lucky. Keagan ate two eggs, huge amounts of cheese and “nananas”.
Maiers Sunday brunch is really always a very nice treat. For CHF 22.50 you get all you can eat from the buffet and and hot drinks are also included. Really a great bargain for Switzerland.
Is of just me or are the tomates really better? Especially the yellow ones I buy at the farmers’ market are so great.
We already canned many jars of sauce and this weekend Susanna prepared the most delicious Lasagne with homemade dough. Another thing she did were the superdelicious canned cherry tomatoes. That’s the recipe:
-Perforate the tomatoes with a toothpick
-Put tomatoes into jars and add for every liter of tomatoes 5 cloves of garlic, a few leaves of basil, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of sugar.
-Put the lids onto the jars (don’t screw them shut) put the jars on a newspaper into the oven at 120 degrees Celsius till the liquid starts to boil (it takes ages), then seal the jars.
This stuff should stay fine for many months in there. So it’s the perfect thing to indulge once again the sweetness of the summer in autumn or winter. We normally serve it with baby mozzarella, olive oil and black pepper.
Yesterday we had a very entertaining evening at Tellspiele Interlaken with Ruth, Arnold and Nick.
Especialy amusing were the people sitting around us:
Behind us there was a German couple with aprox. 7 and 9 year old boys who were not very well introduced to the story. The moment Tell had to shot the apple from his sons head the boy said in very nervous voice “he won’t make it, he won’t make it!”.
In front of us was an elderly man with hearning aids who shouted several times sentences like “Can you hear it?” or “Now I can hear it!” to his company.
Carole looked after little one the whole evening and everything went very well. The next morning we thanked Keagan for being such a good boy. The smiled and said “Babi cutie pie” (he still refers to him self as “babi”).
Last Wednesday I made a little boat trip from Lucerne to Buergenstock with Ephraim and Keagan. Take a look at the pictures.
- Heat oven to 220 degrees Celsius
- Roll about 500g of ham and place them in a oven-proof dish
- Mix together 5dl of cream (not really whole-foods, I know!), 1dl of Marsala and 4 tablespoons of tomato puree and 1 teaspoon of salt and pour it over the ham rolls
- Place the dish into the oven for 20 minutes
It’s served together with parboiled rice. Enjoy! By the way: “jambon du bon docteur” is French and means “good doctor’s ham”. The idea behind it is probably that only a really good doctor would recommend you such an unhealthy meal as a diet 🙂