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Aug. 14, 2011 7:00 am 
Updated: Feb. 25, 2012 7:58 am
Well folks, So here we go with some more (hopefully rivetting) information. This year we have had a funny summer - very hot back in April and May, but not that much sun after the vegetables were planted. This year, my tomatoes just aren't developing as well as they did last year. Last year… MORE
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Jul. 22, 2011 4:36 pm 
Updated: Feb. 25, 2012 8:20 am
Newsflash .... recipe now posted after several requests .... http://allrecipes.com/personalrecipe/62844801/salmon-chantment/detail.aspx   Well folks, it's been a while, you might say. Much has happened in the 7 months (*hides head in shame*) since I last posted, the 4 months of February to… MORE
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Dec. 26, 2010 7:04 am 
Updated: Jul. 4, 2011 4:16 pm
Hi all - it's another Sunday! In fact, it's Boxing Day today. Now, Boxing Day does not have to be on a Sunday, in fact, Brits hope it isn't, as Boxing Day is an annual Bank Holiday and thus a day off work. So do YOU know what Boxing Day is? The first… MORE
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Dec. 19, 2010 8:19 am 
Updated: Dec. 26, 2010 11:27 pm
Hi all - it's another Sunday! What a week work-wise! Let me commence with a short lesson: Practical Hotel Management 101. OK - basic background facts are: - The reception desk is to be 'manned' 24 / 7 - A working shift therefore needs to be 8 ½ hours to al MORE
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Dec. 12, 2010 3:01 am 
Updated: Dec. 17, 2010 5:48 pm
Hi all - it's another Sunday! What a weird week weather-wise. It started with deep freeze temperatures, then suddenly two days of above freezing (one day was up into the 50's in your degrees) and we had the mother of cloudbursts accompanied by the noisiest thunderstorm I hav MORE
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Dec. 5, 2010 4:32 am 
Updated: Dec. 17, 2010 5:40 pm
Hi all - it's another Sunday!   I had a busy week at work as one of the girls was sick and needed the week off, so the domestic staff at the hotel were shorthanded.   So I had my 'normal' 2 night duties and then also had to do the breakfast service for 3 mornings on th MORE
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Nov. 28, 2010 12:21 am 
Updated: Dec. 4, 2010 5:14 am
Hi all - it's another Sunday! Welcome again. Had to do the shopping for MIL today (Saturday), as temperatures plummeted (21°F as I write) and we didn't want her to go out on the slippery and snowy footpaths. Coming home on the bus, Di and I were lucky. Now remember tha MORE
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Nov. 21, 2010 1:29 am 
Updated: Nov. 27, 2010 8:02 pm
Hi all - it's another Sunday! Welcome again • • • Life in Switzerland photos appear here normally, but occasionally a few from a trip I did. Well, last weekend, Di and I went down to Italy for a 50th birthday celebration. I have many photos from which to choose and will MORE
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Nov. 15, 2010 8:21 am 
Updated: Nov. 24, 2010 6:37 am
Hi all - it's another Sunday! (*** Grins like a maniac ***) Welcome again • • • On the AR front, I have to also thank MISSESRITA for making and generously reviewing my Zucchini e Pomodori Gratinati (Zucchini and Tomato Gratin) • • • Life i MORE
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Nov. 13, 2010 7:02 am 
Updated: Nov. 14, 2010 9:02 am
Another Sunday will go by without my regular blog since I have no access to the 'net in the place I am staying A 24 hour delay will occur. I have found a computer shop that will let me have some access, but he won't be open at 8 on a Sunday morning! I have 200 photos from the weekend… MORE
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Swiss Phil

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About Me
Currently unemployed, I spend a lot of time researching food and foodstuffs, and keeping my working wife happy. I also ski, write novels, watch sport and get bored on a treadmill. Stumbled across this site on the 1st Feb. Seems pretty good.
My favorite things to cook
Roast Beef and the trimmings, Fish of various sorts, Soups, Stews, Casseroles, Stir Fry, Chicken Liver Parfait, Salmon Tartare, and on and on and on. Every August, I do a nine course meal for friends (12 of them) with appropriate wines.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family....cook....HA!
My cooking triumphs
My August meals.
My cooking tragedies
Placing my bare hand on a hot ceramic field on the stove. Failed Yorkshire puddings when the gas went off in the middle of cooking a roast dinner. Slicing the top of my finger off when slicing Courgettes (Zucchini) on a mandolin - thus inventing a new dish which I called "Raw meat with red courgettes"
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