Open Cellar Weekend in Vaud

Have you ever seen Swiss wines on shelves in your local super markets or wine stores?  Does that mean that Swiss wines are not good? The answer to both of these questions is a negative one.  Their wines are wonderful, especially the white’s and the rose’s.  They simply do not export them as they are …

Roooney!

Renewed!!!

Tonight I renewed our memberships with Manchester United Supporter’s club, now I’m just wondering what brilliant game to go to next year.  The QPR game is close to my birthday, but on the other hand the season starts with a bang at the theater of dreams with Liverpool on the 22/9 and Tottenham on the …

diablo3

Its time …

After waiting for 10 years after Blizzard releasing a sequel to its Diablo series, Diablo III is finally out.  After a nightmare start in terms of server connectivity etc. I finally started yesterday with Charlotte almost falling asleep in front of the computer  Anyhow, always up for a game, my gamer tag on Battle.net is Bestur#1504

grilled-pineapple

Barbecued Pineapple

Pay close attention as this dessert is to die for.  I prepared this one on the grill, using a rotisserie accessory from Weber.  You can also cut the pineapple into pieces and barbecue, glaze it and turn regularly. This dish is best served with whipped cream and plain vanilla ice cream, and it simply melts …

Salmon Teriyaki grilled on wooden plank

Grilled Salmon Teriyaki on a wooden plank

My not-so-fish loving brother asked me to put this recipe on the site after I cooked this for dinner last night.  Unfortunately I didn’t have any wooden plank, but I grilled directly at 150 degrees for around 20 minutes.  Best is to marinate the salmon for 4 hours+ (preferably overnight) and then grill in-directly on …

Leisure Suit Larry

Are you a backer?

As many developers don’t have the luxury of being well funded its safe to say that the site Kickstarter has been received with fanfare. Now gamers can support developers directly who want to focus on niche, independent or risky new gaming genres. So far I have supported Al Lowe who is bringing an old favorite, …

Game-of-Thrones

Game of Thrones

I know, I know, I am really really behind on this one, but those of you who find yourself in similar position should definitely check out The Game on Thrones which was released few weeks back on DVD/Bluray.  Its one of these TV Series you just have to see.  Politics, Backstabbing, Fighting, Sex, Corruption, Friendship …

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Cloud hanging over United fans

I must say that the defeat against City last night was hard to take, but I guess it comes with the territory. If City win the league its because United lost it, against Blackburn, Wigan, Everton … Do I need to go on?

Sting

Paleo 2012

It’s remarkable how many musicians come to Switzerland during the year and the concerts that they play at are always of a moderate size.   At this year’s Paleo festival the lineup is again remarkable with a good blend of newcomers as well as couple of old timers. What stands out though for myself is …

Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett here we come

We’ve decided to go to the Montreux Jazz festival in July to see Tony Bennett.   He’s one of the last Crooners and it would be shame let him pass through Switzerland without seeing this old timer. We’re looking a lot forward to this, Bob Dylan will also be playing but we’ll watch the Steve …