Sunday, September 20, 2009

Strolling the Cobblestone Streets

While in Switzerland, we walked many cobblestone streets of cities and villages, including Zurich, Lucerne and Lenzberg.

The display windows of the shops were eye-catching.

In Zurich, luxury was often the theme.

Chocolate lifestyle? I could get into that...

The purchase of an iconic Swiss cuckoo clock also requires a well-padded wallet.

And then, of course, there is the food.

I never saw any unappetizing or ho-hum food, anywhere.

Even the grocery store fast-food deli counter had amazing-looking offerings.

I'll take two of those hedge hog pastries and a couple beggar's purses.

The ultimate in Swiss food luxury was the Sprűngerli shop.

Oh my.

I tasted the raspberry confection on the left and the apricot one on the right.
Bright fruit flavors of melt-in-your-mouth perfection.

These delicate confections are called Luxembergeli. They come in a myriad of amazing flavors.

This one (sorry for the lousy photo) was Blood Orange and the flavor was fresh and delicious with a light as air texture.

At a gas station I picked up a delicious apple pastry with my coffee and chocolates that had a splash of liquor in the middle.

Hello? America? Can we take a clue from Europe about how to eat on the run?


  1. And the food in Europe is much healthier, unlike most food here in the States loaded with preservatives.

  2. well made = healthier

    I agree heartily.


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