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Tropical Birchermüesli

Tropical Birchermüesli

With a glut of fresh pineapple, this tropical birchermüesli was born. It uses coconut milk, toasted coconut and dried pineapple, though you could use any dried tropical fruit. The most important thing is to only add the pineapple at the end—if you let it sit in the yogurt it gives it a funny, curdled taste. You can really easily make this dairy-free by using a non-dairy yogurt.

Tannen Granola

Tannen Granola

I really wanted to like tannen syrup. I had never tried it before and it's thick and amber and smells like Christmas. It seemed so alpine and wholesome that I felt sure I would love it. I spread it thickly onto a piece of Zopf, breathed deeply (O Tannenbaum!) and took a bite. It tasted like an alpine meadow in bloom. It didn't taste like Christmas at all.  

 So, I decided that I needed to do something else with the rest of the jar, namely granola. 

Älplermagronen

Älplermagrone

Älplermagrone (or Magronä, depending on your dialect) is the Swiss version of mac and cheese. Much like the differences in dialect, the dish varies from region to region and debate rages on: what sort of cheese? Apple sauce or plum compote?  Fried cervelat, yes or no? (Is this really a question?) Crispy or sweet onions? 

I say, the more delicious add ons, the better.