Hello, I am Chitra living on the Swiss country side for about 20 years.
How I came to live in Switzerland? I am married to a wonderful and very supportive Swiss since 24 years. After two years into our marriage and living in India we decided to move to his home land.
I am an independent researcher, health freak and a passionate home maker.
After quitting my job at a Swiss Bank in 2004, I worked part time at our home office. When our long wished for baby was on the way in 2009 we closed our side business. Since then I have devoted my time to raising her and developing other skills.
All my life I have been a passionate about many things like music (hold a music diploma in carnatic vocal), cooking, baking (self taught cook), hand embroidery, travelling and organising. Especially organising even as a toddler. I find myself out of balance when my living space is cluttered and untidy.
I am a born vegetarian and luckily my husband is also a vegetarian for the past 35 years.
Cooking and my passion for food from scratch
Cooking and my passion for making food from scratch was something I learnt early on from my mother. Baking was something I learnt after marriage.
I bake our breads, cakes, pizzas all from scratch right from milling whole grains.
Now with a thriving garden we have to learn to preserve the produce throughout the winter to last till Spring.
You can see some of the foods I cook from scratch in this link.
In this blog, I will share with you my insights to Swiss country living. (Well not typical Swiss as we have a very international cuisine at our table.)
I never quit learning and studying, so continued learning a lot about natural treatment for common ailments, I research for natural remedies and have collected a lot of hand me down ayurvedic remedies from my mother, aunts and grandmother. I practice yoga regularly and try to meditate regularly.
I can speak about 7 languages fluently, but consider English to be my first language.
At home we speak English, German and Swiss-German.