Bircher Muesli – The Original Overnight Oats Recipe

The Swiss Bircher Muesli is the original overnight oats. Make this quick and easy overnight oats recipe for a healthy and delicious breakfast. Recipe with step-by-step photos.

bowl of overnight oats or bircher muesli with fresh figs and honey

Bircher Muesli

One of the most popular recipes from Switzerland is bircher muesli, perhaps even more so than fondue or raclette.

But if you have never heard of bircher muesli, it is probably because it is better known as overnight oats in the rest of the world, especially in the US.



Read More

Ginger Snap Cookies

Crunchy and slightly chewy Ginger Snap Cookies, spiced with ginger and sweetened with honey. They are deliciously addictive and so easy to make. Recipe with step-by-step photos.

stack of ginger snap cookies on cooling rack with white tea towel

Ginger Snaps

There is a book shop in Zurich which has a large section filled with English books, and a curiously large section filled with American and British food for the expats.

I use the term “food” loosely because it is really only snack food (or, rather, junk food) on offer, but I suppose these are the sorts of things you miss when you move to another country.



Read More

5 Ingredient Granola Bars

These No-Bake 5 Ingredient Granola Bars are soft and chewy, and just the thing to make for a snack on the go. Perfect for lunch boxes.

5 ingredient granola bars on metal tray

Snack Ideas for Kids

When it comes to snack time for the children, I frequently reach for easy options like cut up fruit, yoghurt, or maybe rice crackers spread with butter and Vegemite. If we have friends visiting during morning or afternoon tea, I love to make a batch of pikelets which are always a hit with the children.



Read More

Sticky Honey Soy Chicken with Pineapple Cucumber Salad

This Sticky Honey Soy Chicken takes a few minutes to prepare for a delicious and no-fuss weeknight meal, and is perfect served with a refreshing Pineapple Cucumber Salad.

sticky honey soy chicken drumsticks on white plate

Honey Soy Chicken

If time is short and you need to get dinner on the table in a hurry, this recipe for Honey Soy Chicken is a winner. The caramelised and sticky chicken is full of flavour, and the best part is that you do not need to marinate the chicken beforehand!



Read More

Bun Cha – Vietnamese Meatballs with Vietnamese Noodle Salad

A tasty recipe for Bun Cha – grilled Vietnamese meatballs served with a Vietnamese noodle salad with fresh herbs and citrus dipping sauce (nuoc cham). A healthy and delicious dish, perfect for lunch or dinner.

vietnamese pork meatballs on plate with noodles, fresh salad and chopsticks

Bun Cha

My latest contribution to Discovery, the in-flight magazine for Cathay Pacific, is currently out now on all Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon flights. This month’s foodie feature is the classic Vietnamese dish called Bun Cha, consisting of grilled pork meatballs served with an abundance of fresh herbs on a bed of vermicelli noodles.



Read More

Baked Camembert with Honey & Raspberries

Baked Camembert with Honey & Raspberries is a delicious addition to any cheese platter, and perfect as an appetiser for small parties. Easy to prepare with just a few ingredients, with tips on how to cook your camembert to perfectly.

baked camembert honey raspberries on wooden board

Thank you to Baer AG for sponsoring this post. Please note that the content and opinions are my own.

Baked Camembert

Switzerland is almost synonymous with cheese and, with the vast array of different cheeses produced in this tiny country, it’s pretty perfect for a cheese lover like myself.

It would probably take a whole blog post for me to talk about my favourite Swiss cheeses, but it is suffice to say that we always have a fully stocked cheese container in our fridge.

Read More