Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2011’

  • Bird-Watching in the Netherlands

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    Millions of people the world over identify themselves as bird-watchers. I certainly enjoyed bird-watching while on board the steel-hulled boat we rented to cruise the lakes and canals of Friesland in the north of the Netherlands. Friesland and the neighboring area of Overijssel are known …

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  • Handmade Swiss Cheese

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    High in the Swiss Alps above the town of Grindelwald is a hamlet called Alpiglen, where my husband and I came upon a cheese hut. Cheese huts in the Swiss Alps are earthy cabins where industrious people spend the summer months making artisan Swiss cheese …

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  • Swiss Chocolate Frogs

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    I’m having trouble forgiving American chocolate makers for not taking chocolate to the sensory peaks I have experienced in Switzerland. Yes, I know most cows in the US don’t get to eat wildflowers all day in Alpine splendor. I also know we don’t have the …

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