I make a pledge earlier this week to Leah to attempt to bake a tiny cake. Knowing what I have available in my pantry, I pledged to scale my fruitcake recipe, even though I still have over a kilo of 5-month-old booze-soaked cake in my cupboard. However, I also really like fresh fruitcake, so it was not pure madness. Continue reading “Tiny Fruitcake”
I travelled to Zürich for the weekend. A friend moved there from Canada for an internship, and I met her at the airport to help her as she settled in. The idea was that my crappy German would serve better than her total lack of German. Plus, having been a brand new immigrant myself only two years ago, I’d relate to some of the challenges faced in those first few days.
A friendly volunteer from the internship program named Eivind met us at the airport and led us to Sara’s new place. I offered dinner on me, so we dropped off her bags and headed out for — what else — beer and fondue. Continue reading “Zürich”