Basel Schoggiweggli – A Breakfast Bread with Chocolate Chunks

Ah, the glorious Schoggiweggli. How we have loved you. Schoggiweggli are a perfect snack. Little buns the size of an American dinner roll that are studded throughout with just the right amount of chocolate.  They are not too sweet, just a hint salty, and the dark chocolate they contain add a quality you just can’t … More Basel Schoggiweggli – A Breakfast Bread with Chocolate Chunks

6 Months Left

It’s official. We only have 6 months left in Basel. Sad. That doesn’t quite cover it. Bereft is a better word. I didn’t think I would love it so much here or that Switzerland would seem more like a “home” than a “2-year vacation/experiment.” But I do love it here. I love the ease of … More 6 Months Left

The Swiss Family Carlson has a mission in Porrentruy

So, fresh off our trip to Copenhagen, Mark (who never seems too tired to travel) found us a really interesting Swiss day trip. The city was Porrentruy in the Jara canton. It’s on the French side of the country and actually almost touches France. Everyone speaks French there and so my German was absolutely no … More The Swiss Family Carlson has a mission in Porrentruy

Mountain Adventures with the Ruzicka Grandparents!

My folks, including my afraid-of-heights Dad, actually braved the 8 hour flight from Minneapolis to Basel for a second time. Just to see us! Oh, and probably because I promised Mom loads of chocolate. They were here at Christmas to visit and decided that they should probably also see Switzerland in the summer.  We talked … More Mountain Adventures with the Ruzicka Grandparents!