20 November 2010
On our recent hike in the Glarner Valley we had amazingly warm weather for mid-November--the wind was so warm it felt like a July evening. We'd heard about the Föhn (a crazy warm mountain wind) but never actually experienced it. You can read about it here. And this note was in the paper the following morning.
We got a nice picture book about this Swiss tradition. One of the cool things about the book is that it has recipes on the back end page. Our favorite is the Bappe (see below).
600 g turnip
300 g potatoes
1 dl water
1 T salt
20 g butter
1 dl cream
optional pinch: nutmeg and/or cumin
Wash and peel turnips and potatoes and cut into small pieces. Boil water, add salt, turnips, and potatoes. Cook for about 15 minutes. Drain off the water. Stir in butter and cream, and season with salt and spices.