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Easy Recipe for Spatzle

An Easy recipe | Kasespatzle

As we are in the Dolomites, it seemed right to blog about the fab food. Spaetzle, or spätzle, is a rustic pasta meaning little sparrow; it can make a very Easy Recipe for supper. Spatzle an Easy Recipe Most commonly associated with Germany, but Spatzle; is quite common in the Sud-Tirol region  where we run

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Tartiflette a Dish from the Savoie

Tartiflette is a local French Alps dish

Spending our summers in the Savoie is fantastic and gives me the opportunity to serve Tartiflette a very popular local dish. As yet I have not been in a restaurant in Chamonix that does not serve this tasty cheese dish. It is perfect served with Charcuterie, cornichons, pickles and some crusty bread. This recipe for

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Cashew Nut Burgers

Chalet Veggie Mains | Cashew Nut Burgers

Cashew Nut Burgers are great as we get so many different guests requiring special types of food on our all-inclusive French Alps and Peak District walking holidays. The most common request is for vegetarian, so I am always looking for easy vegetarian recipes. Cashew nut burgers are delicious and very popular; they are a good

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Mont Blanc Marathon

Summer in Chamonix Walking Breaks, home of the Mont Blanc Marathon

Here we are again, enjoying the great pleasure of returning to the mountain mecca of Chamonix, France for our Alps all-inclusive walking holidays and the Mont Blanc Marathon. We are always keen to watch the 2,000+ trail runners attempting the steep and amazing Mont Blanc Marathon. This challenging 42k trail run is breath-taking (in more ways

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Another Summer in Chamonix

Summer in Chamonix Walking Breaks, home of the Mont Blanc Marathon

Well another Summer in Chamonix has ended and we are very sad. The weather was mainly warm and sunny with the odd mountain storm. Quite a few new guests this year, all loving Chalet Shiraz. The hot tub, plunge pool, and Mike’s fab walks and, of course, not forgetting my meals. This year Glenn joined

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Smoked Haddock Risotto

Smoked Haddock Risotto is a very popular in the French Alps

We think smoked haddock risotto is a  really tasty supper; the flavours of the fish and white wine are great together. I have never tried to buy smoked haddock in France but in the UK it is readily available and well-priced. Served with some baby tomatoes roasted in honey and olive oil finished off with

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Four in a Bed

Grattondale where Four in a Bed winners are situated

How pleased we both were that Dale End House won Four in a Bed. This is a lovely place to come and relax and we are lucky to have it as our chosen accommodation in the Peak District. The Lodge It is so cosy and has everything you need for your stay. The view from

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Chamonix Walking Breaks

Summer in Chamonix Walking Breaks, home of the Mont Blanc Marathon

If you’ve seen our Facebook posts, you will know we are now in Les Houches and half way through this year’s Chamonix walking breaks. Chamonix is a French town It has a  big international reputation, as the home of extreme sports. Of course it is also home to the famous landmark Mont Blanc, the largest mountain

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Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Chocolate Biscuit Cake is very popular in the Peak District

Chocolate Biscuit Cake has to be the biggest favourite with all our guests. I make it on all our catered holidays in the Peaks and Chamonix. It is perfect to eat whilst sat on the top of a mountain. Most recipes use cooking chocolate but I don’t – I only use Cadburys; it seems to

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Pack an Alpine Flower Book when out Walking

One to look up in your Alpine Flower Book

It happens to so many visitors to the Alps, out of the corner of your eye you spot an unusual flower, mentally storing the image, or taking a photograph you think: “I’ve forgotten my Alpine Flower book, I’ll look that up when I get back”. How often do you later forget? We do it often.

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