As Christmas is nearly upon us you may have noticed the odour of chestnuts roasting on an open fire. In the run up to Christmas the Marroni stalls are as ubiquitous in Switzerland as mountains and cheese and we really, really love ‘em here. If you have never enjoyed warming your hands on a bag of chestnuts whilst strolling through the city then I highly recommend it, delicious and a perfect accompaniment to Christmas window shopping. That said don’t just enjoy them roasted. They are pretty versatile and are used caramelised as side dish for venison, served in a soup or even, (and i wrote about this here,) pureed and served as a desert. Yummy.
Switzerland is full of surprises but if you have travelled to the Ticino by car the «perm-a-jam» at the Gotthard tunnel will not be one. Recently, in an attempt to avoid it i travelled along the Rhône valley which runs between
2. Farm Shopping In The City
Buying produce direct from the farmer or shortening supply lines sounds like a great idea but when there is a, (Insert supermarket chain here,) next door it’s easy to head there rather than head out into the countryside. Thankfully a
3. Tips: How to find your dream flat
You didn't manage to get your dream flat? Don't worry, ask Ron. I'm sure these tips will help you to secure a flat of your dreams.
1. How to deal with the agency
Most flats are rented out through an agency. Some are very
1. World in Pictures
Isn`t it funny...
Ein paar Zeilen eingängiger Text.
Viele Worte. Einfach so.
Für die Übrigen. Ja. Sofort.
Mach mit mir Sport. Spot. Einen Spot. Keinen Werbe, nein. Einen echten.
2. Urban Signs Photo Trip
Take part in Ron's Urban Signs Photo trip. If you come across any unusual signs, shop windows, adverts or street art in your world travels, take a picture and upload it to the website. Limit yourself to your very best shots from where
3. Nature Photography
Images far from urban life
1. Casa nostrana
Albisstrasse 25, 8038 Zürich
2. Lucky Dumpling: Authentic Chinese
6 years ago we welcomed 'Dini Mueter' to the Langstrasse. This summer, the bar and restaurant underwent a refurbishment and just reopened its doors with a new concept and a new name. Well, actually the new name is also the concept: Lucky
3. Ooki: All the way from Tokyo
Whenever a new Japanese restaurant opens somewhere, you can be sure that I’m not far behind. This new locale is called Ooki and serves gyoza, ramen, tempura, udon, Japanese curries and sake. The interior is very authentic, the
Hi, We are based in Oberhasli, Zurich, and are looking for somebody to sit a few hours with our cat. We are away between Thursday 14/04 and Monday 19/04, and don't want him to get lonely. If you would like to pay our cat company while reading a book, doing your home office, or would like to stay overnight, we and Ninja would be very happy. Price negotiable, and help on only some days would be sufficient, since we will have somebody come and feed him daily anyways.
Goals of the prototype:
> Proof of concept, that such a Sauna can heat up in under 1h to 80-90°C
> Such a Sauna is not too heavy for a balcony / roof top terrace
> Construction and ramping down of the Sauna can be done unter 1h and the modules are totally mobile
> evaluate the loss of heat and insulation values
Sauna modules part of the prototype:
> 1 x 100x80cm window
> 3 x 100x80cm solid wall
> 6 x 80x80cm solid wall
> 2 x 80x80cm -> door module
> Flat roof
The result will be a Sauna with the size: 100x160cm and a height of 160cm
What stands in the Sauna:
> a bench 60x160cm height 90cm
> a (standard) 3kW Sauna oven (incl control unit)
> Heating elements with a total power of 22A running on a 45A battery pack supporting the Sauna oven with additional power during heating up
Main costs in thie project
> the sauna oven + electronic
> thermo electronic elements
> SME around insulation
> SME for security review