Geranium care in the mountains

Geraniums, as we know them, are planted in abundance throughout Alpine mountain villages in the summer. They come in beautiful clashing pinks, purples, reds, oranges and whites and are beautiful. An easy way to brighten up the exterior of your chalet for summer...

What is Génépi? And how to make it

Génépi is actually the name of an Alpine flower that blooms once a year in and around the Savoie region of France. The flower can be picked during the months of July and August. You are likely to have come across the Génépi liqueur after a long mountain lunch because...

4 super chalet games for the whole family

It’s snowing buckets outside and you would rather be inside the chalet before a big day of skiing ahead. So stay in and create some entertainment for the whole chalet group! Family games can be so much fun; the children are entertained and learning, the group...

Eating out at Auberge de Cassiel

Situated above the small town of Aime in the Tarentaise Valley, Auberge de Cassiel is a traditional French restaurant; a hidden gem that can be recommended to your guests, even if it is a little way out of town. A 20 minute drive from La Plagne ski area in the village...

Enjoying mountains safely

I think we agree: mountains are beautiful. A backdrop of endless peaks; many of which are undiscovered. Mountains can, and should, be enjoyed by everyone: hikers, bikers, skiers, snowboarders. If we manage that safely. After 6 years of living in...

Making Gnocchi from scratch

Gnocchi is so quick and simple to make from scratch. It is cheaper than shop bought and often a lot nicer. My first attempt was really good. Ingredients for Gnocchi recipe 225g / 8oz floury potatoes, in their skins 80g / 2¾oz plain flour ¼ tsp salt ½ egg, beaten...