All right, it is not true. But it is! It is dark, and cold, and you can already smell Christmas in the air. Which technically allows me to say it is indeed winter. And every year at this point I convince myself that I will not survive another winter. But even I must admit that there are some wonderful wonderful features that are unique to winter: endless cups of tea (paired with endless slices of cake), quick drying of all our running clothes on finally heated heaters, and of course winter sports! This year we are particularly lucky as we … Continue reading Winter is here!
This one is truly a gem. It makes for an excellent post-run lunch, or a snack, or even breakfast! It is recovery food and it is the final proof that it does not have to be boring or tasteless. It doubles as a sweet treat too, so you can have savoury as a main and sweet as a dessert. And this recipe is super fast to make! No need to say it is my new favourite post-run meal. By the way, I am preparing a “recipe treasure box” for you, a list of my favourite recipes for post-run meals, runner-friendly … Continue reading Sweet potato toast!
I am back with recipe of the week! After spending one week in Italy and enjoying all the food cooked by both our mums I am back at experimenting in the kitchen. Today I have a low-carb, low-calorie, gluten-free, very … Continue reading Cantonese (cauliflower) fried (rice) that doesn’t taste like cauliflower at all and doesn’t smell
by Chiara Even as a little kid, I have always wanted to be an adult. I wanted to take decisions for myself. Now that I am a grown up, I am not always so sure about that whole decision-making thing. Of course, being a grown up comes with plenty of pros – the main one being able to eat as much chocolate as you want, whenever you want -, but sometimes it feels overwhelming. As we grow up, the decisions we have to make grow too. And we are now facing a big decision. We know we want to buy … Continue reading Adulting
We organised our little version of #Breaking2 over the weekend. It wasn’t about breaking any 2 – hours, minutes, or legs, but it was about breaking one’s limits – in this case, my time for a half marathon. We picked a course, a pace, and a pacer, and set off to break my PR. No actual race, no other competitors, no medals, no frills. Francesco had come back from his running retreat in Tuscany with a renewed enthusiasm not just for running, which had never faltered, but also for coaching me, which was an outcome as sweet as unexpected. We … Continue reading Our own #Breaking2
by an interpreter married to an interpreter (the one in booth n. 4 on your left) The toothpaste rule You’ll need two separate toothpaste tubes… to avoid quarrelling over who gets to keep the toothpaste: the one who leaves or … Continue reading 10 things to know if your date/partner/spouse is an interpreter
You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion. Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Oh, Sunday. I had almost lost hope you would come. I am still waiting for my husband, but … Continue reading Reporting from my couch – recipe of the week
I couldn’t let a week go by without a new recipe, even though I barely had any time to cook. I missed not being at home – and next week I will be away even more! – but today I … Continue reading Rainbow stir-fry
What a week! I worked non-stop from Monday to Saturday. Three different meetings in three days for the EU, and one more three-day meeting on the private market, this time in Montreux, Switzerland. I was not 100% sure I would be able to come out alive, but here I am to tell the tale! More than anything, this post is meant to celebrate friendship. I was lucky enough to work with a wonderful friend who went to university in Geneva with me and with whom everything became easy, even working for a full day with an early start (7 AM!) … Continue reading Work work work… and friendships, and love
By Francesco Pels is a Belgian blonde ale characterised by a strong hop smell (when you pop it open, it literally hits you). The beer is very light, in the sense that is does not have a strong body, but also the alcohol content is normal (5.2%). What let me down the most was the aftertaste, which was quite sour and not very pleasent. In general, it can be considered a bitter and dry beer, with a very light colour (looks like a mix of beer and lemonade in the glass). Not bad, not so good, I give it a … Continue reading #BeerReview: Pels