June 17, 2011


I am home and you know what? - It really does finally feel like home. As opposed to flying 'away' when I boarded the Swiss Air flight bound for Zürich, I felt like I was coming back to something very comfortable, albeit a bit uncertain, but very happy. It sounds silly and cheesy and oh-so already stated, but for us, our sense of 'home' really builds off of the meals we share together. I didn't want jet lag to get in the way of a home cooked dinner, especially since Zach has been eating Brezel Konig (pretzel king) for every meal since I left, so the first thing I did was take a nap when I got back and then went to the store. I was in the mood for something on the healthier side, and our friend Jess who is staying with us is gluten free, so I bought my first bag of quinoa and set about to make something summery and refreshing. I found a recipe on 101cookbooks and quickly pulled something together before Zach got home from work. The pesto quinoa with corn and roasted tomatoes was delicious! I think it might even be better tomorrow.
I was planning on writing more, but Zach has set his alarm for 5:15 tomorrow morning so we can get on the early train to Ascona. His friend is playing in the women's golf Swiss open and he is going to caddy for her, which he is uber excited about. So off I go to bed. Happy Friday everyone and hope you all have fun plans for the weekend.


  1. Hi Talley, Sooo happy to hear that Switz feels more like home now. Well, with your handsome husband there of course it's home. The quinoa sounds good - I have never tread in the gluten-free world with any success so maybe I'll give it a whirl.

    Something about envisioning Zach being uber excited about being a caddy cracks me up.

    xx Sarah

  2. Welcome back!
    It's nice when you start feeling home here. It took me a while, but I feel like I am finally there myself!

    It's too bad that the weather is so bad this weekend - I hope it's better in Ticino!