Read the current “Sweet Home” newsletter here with a review of the week and lots of ideas for a relaxed start to the weekend.
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In yesterday’s issue, I told you that this week was the very first time I was at the Sechseläuten in Zurich. A neighbor and friend invited me. It looked a bit like a fashion show. We sat in the front row and drank champagne. Instead of designer fashion, history has passed us by and instead of models, men in uniforms and suits. But the best part is that thanks to my girlfriend, I was able to see how important this tradition is for the families connected with it.
It’s nice to immerse yourself in other worlds and it helps to understand things better and to see things differently. Openness makes life more interesting. We also regularly open the doors of different people’s homes with our home stories. Last weekwe visited a young family in the Zurich district of Wiedikon, where a lot is currently changing. I also think it’s high time to open your own house and invite friends over for dinner more often. how easy it isread here.
Sincerely, Marianne Kohler Nizamuddin
Visit a young Zurich family
I got the advice for this family story from a colleague who told me that her friend Julia lived in the best apartment in Wiedikon, had recently opened the best restaurant and was growing the most beautiful flowers in her family garden. It was still too early for the garden and that Restaurant Flint I only saw it after our shoot, but the photos of the apartment that Julia sent me by email convinced me right away. The apartment is a good example that proves that one can live well, collect ceramics and put flowers even with young children. Something that many consider impossible. Come with me to the family apartment.
How about red accents?
Like the icing on the cocktail or the strawberries on the cake, the red accents give the apartment a little something extra. In this story see how red carpets make furniture stars, how red furniture turns heads, or how red curtains add drama and warmth.
Invite friends again
In case you almost forgot how to invite friends over for dinner, here are some tips and recipes, with which such small celebrations succeed without much effort. If you cook simple dishes, you get back to the routine of the host more quickly and small parties with friends and family become a matter of course again. Not all recipes – including these tomato, watercress and burrata paccheri – require great culinary talent, just a love of good food and simplicity.
The better and simpler the ingredients, the greater the chance that something will succeed. So if you’re inviting friends over, shop at the market rather than the local supermarket. Be inspired by the fresh products you discover:
radish for example, you can serve it wonderfully with a glass of white wine or champagne to snack on.
Out of garden fresh carrots you get a delicious salad: grate the carrots and mix them with hazelnut oil, a little honey, lemon juice and a pinch of salt.
spring onions you can roast in the oven with olive oil and salt and simply serve with it; they go with everything.
herbs like tarragon make a chicken something special, for example, or give potato dishes the “Comme il faut”.
Recipe of the week: spring bowl
The recipe is faster if you have leftover chicken or if you buy a piece of roast chicken from the deli. But you can also roast a chicken breast. Cut the chicken into pieces and an avocado into quarters. Wash a good portion of green lettuce leaves. When it comes to lettuce leaves, think baby spinach, watercress or arugula. Cut a dozen strawberries into pieces. Radishes, baby carrots and spring onions are also suitable.
Mix a vinaigrette with 1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar, 1/2 tbsp honey, 1/2 tbsp mustard, 2 tbsp olive oil and a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl. jam. Add the dressing to the bowl and garnish with slivers of toasted almonds or pine nuts and crumbled feta.
Why not …
… capture a bit of spring?
On the next walk, pick a bunch of dandelions and put them away. If you let him, the golden dandelion flowers will turn into dandelions.
discoveries of the week
My favorite place of the week was in the public seat at the Sächsilüüte in Zurich.
As a reading tip of the week I recommend the book series “Building Culture in Zurich”. We don’t know who lived in the listed houses, but we learn a lot about the architecture and the different neighborhoods of the city.
My favorite showcase of the week it comes from the bakery John Boulanger, which will open a branch in Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse in the coming days. This braid photo is charming and awesome!
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