Chocolate Bunnies and Big Democratic ideas

Today I tried a recipe for a chocolate bundt cake that starts with a box of Devils food cake. I added 3/4 cups sour cream, and extra egg and a box of instant pudding. The bunnies don’t relaly come out great but they tasted fabulous. I forgot how much I enjoy reading Leonard Pitt’s . […]

Another try at Cake, 76,000 dead in the US, and we are opening????

This is another recipe that is supposed to be “Ultimate”. The secret ingredients are Mayonnaise, Guiness, and Espresso powder. And it is goooood!!! Found on Youtube during another all day binge watching session it made the cut of 3 cakes I wanted to try to make. I watched the video four times, printed it twice […]

Protect the Nerds and I frosted the cake

OMG.. I haven’t ever baked before but the cakes turned out OK. Now time for frosting. With two goals in mind we set off to YouTube. First, I want to use my new mixer and second I want it to be a waster or user of time. It turns out that there is such a […]

Loved Solothurn, not so much Fribourg

I had intended all along to get to Solothurn, a town that they say is obsessed wiht the number 11. 11 churches, 11 this, and even an 11 hour clock. But today I was headed to Fribourg…I had to see the Marionette Museum. But soemwhere along the way, perhaps as the train was pulling into […]

Bern and Zurich

Day three. SUNDAY.   Heading out to the Paul Klee Museum in Bern we had little luck finding an open restaurant through our google search so with nuts and jerky in my pack we boarded the train.    The ride isn’t as beautiful as through the alps but it is interesting and has its moments. Today I […]

All the Trains to Sierre for Fondue

A day of train adventure. With our passes in hand and some reading behind us we thought rather than just heading out on one of the panoramic routes we would piece together our own day of mountains and train rides. Heading out of Baden about 9:30 am we took the trains to Zurich to Erstfeld to […]

Basel

What a day. Perhaps it’s been too long since I planned a day because not only did I forget to check the weather when I headed towards Basel today, but I forgot to check whether the 3 museums I was heading to were open. Spoiler alert – it rained and the museums are closed on […]

Baden and Lucerne

Ahhhh, we arrive in Baden late at night and wake the next day to explore the town, see where we are and figure out what to do. Baden is lovely, quiet, clean, peaceful.  Hilly but not exhaustingly so.  We wandered into a number of well positioned underpasses where there was a market and an after […]