Aare with Daya and Suraja

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.

Cafe Maier

Today we spontanously decided to call CafĂ© 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.


There is almost nothing nicer then finishing a normal work day by going to the Aare nature reserve with my little boy.

This pictures were taken after he fell into the river and he’s already wearing the second set of clothes 🙂

You say tomato

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.

Yann and Keagan jumping

Today we were invited to celebrate Neptuns 40th Birthday. It was very nice event were I met several old scout friends not seen for an eternity. Keagan and Yann (Neptun’s son) had so much fun together the whole evening.


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”).


Today we went to Lamparts for lunch and what you can see on the picture is was the most delicious Tartar we ever had. Also the rest of the menu we had was superdelicious as always. Lamparts is really always worth visiting.

New clothes for Keagan

Carola brought from Myanmar this supercute clothes for our cutie pie. I just had to publish this picure, because he really looks golden in it!

Jambon du bon docteur

Today I cooked for my sister this dish my mother often cooked for us when we were children. I couldn’t find a recipe on the net, so I had to improvise a bit, but it turned out very delicious:

  • 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 🙂