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A guy who cooks well, and for me, is a major turn on.

Just wanted to clarify.

Not thinking about him cooking for himself, really. A hungry guy is somewhat a turn on, as well, sometimes, hahahah.
Don't worry, there is more than one of those out there.
And if you run out I can always make a list of those I no longer make use of
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Don't worry, there is more than one of those out there.
And if you run out I can always make a list of those I no longer make use of
I am not worried about him cooking for another lady. I wanted to point out, that a guy cooking for a lady is a turn on. A guy cooking for himself, is .... just hungry, I guess.





Hey - just out of curiosity, are those you no longer make use of, the people you keep on Sie term, that you wrote about in your du-Sie post? Does it work, like a repellent?
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Old 19.11.2017, 19:04
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I am not worried about him cooking for another lady. I wanted to point out, that a guy cooking for a lady is a turn on. A guy cooking for himself, is .... just hungry, I guess.





Hey - just out of curiosity, are those you no longer make use of, the people you keep on Sie term, that you wrote about in your du-Sie post? Does it work, like a repellent?
LOL, no, once you are on "Du" that's it. It's not reversible.
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LOL, no, once you are on "Du" that's it. It's not reversible.
I was just wondering about the hidden use of ling pragmatics, kinda like a defriend thing on FB, ya see...

I think there is a slight nuance between bonjour and salut, too. People will signal to you here that they are on the toi term if they tell you "Salut" first, instead of "Bonjour". It is like a warning, it is pretty practical. Although Bonjour spreads from vous over to toi quite often too, but not the other way around.

Anyways, back to cooking guys.
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Old 19.11.2017, 21:08
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LOL, no, once you are on "Du" that's it. It's not reversible.
I learned that the hard way.

A group of guys from the PTT were coming down to discuss a major new project, and they were coming by motorcycle.

So, I took the initiative to meet them at the top of the Grismel, with 2 year old daughter in the sidecar, and lead them home (and buy them lunch, approved by my employer who was also a bike guy).

Anyway, after entering TI and stoping for fuel, the head of the group, who was also one of the directors of the PTT, gives us the now we are all 'per du' speach. Fine, and that worked great...

... until at a meeting the next morning, when I briefly had to say something, and I referred to him as Herr... and Sie... and he stopped me mid sentence, read me the Riot Act, and for the rest of the time for me he (and his colleagues) were FirstName and Du, and for my boss and colleagues they were Herr... and Sie.

We did get the contract, though!

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Old 19.11.2017, 21:28
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Yes, bikes do make life easier in often unexpected respects
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Yes, bikes do make life easier in often unexpected respects
Yes, though I didn't learn my lesson well enough as I was chastised by the bass player of Gotthard for being 'too formal' with him when we last met a few years ago, 15 years or so years after the days when we'd run into each other at after hours clubs in Lugano on Friday nights and hang out as neither of is spoke Italian back then!

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... until at a meeting the next morning, when I briefly had to say something, and I referred to him as Herr... and Sie... and he stopped me mid sentence, read me the Riot Act, and for the rest of the time for me he (and his colleagues) were FirstName and Du, and for my boss and colleagues they were Herr... and Sie.
That should be prepared for but I'd probably still do the same as you (or ask directly what's expected in the business environment). This way is much easier to correct, and putting him off by using "Du" when he was expecting a "Sie" wouldn't have helped with getting the contract at all.
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Or e.g. ALIGRO (unfortunately no branches near Berne) sells Swiss beef at much lower prices than what you pay at Coop/Migros. Sometimes even your local butcher will be less expensive than these two... go figure...

In regards to cheaper meat, especially if you buy in bulk (to freeze later) in Kt. Bern you get :

https://www.luethiportmann.ch/de/home there is also a shop in Biel/Bienne

and

www.meinen-bern.ch/farbrikladen.html

Also, if you live on a tight budget, an idea is to get wealthier family members to give you 'half a cow or pork', for christmas for example....sounds peculiar I know.

My eldest daughter and her Bf, have for the past few years always given us a few kilos of organic raised beef fresh from the farm. So we can indulge into some 'better' meat than we usually eat, as we are all carnivores. I appreciate this gift much more than a present that cost much but doesn't do anything else than collecting dust on shelves or have a life in a cupboard becvause it is hideous...I am exxagerating here, but I am sure you get what I mean.
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My eldest daughter and her Bf, have for the past few years always given us a few kilos of organic raised beef fresh from the farm. So we can indulge into some 'better' meat than we usually eat, as we are all carnivores. I appreciate this gift much more than a present that cost much but doesn't do anything else than collecting dust on shelves or have a life in a cupboard becvause it is hideous...I am exxagerating here, but I am sure you get what I mean.
That's why sometimes I find those Coop, Migros, Globus etc gift cards a better idea than whatever object we think someone would like.
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That's why sometimes I find those Coop, Migros, Globus etc gift cards a better idea than whatever object we think someone would like.

Exactly.

people think it a profane thing to give as gift, but in households like mine, this is seen as a very very welcome thing. Allows you (outside of the tight budget) to indulge yourself once a year or so, into something you'd ordinarily never would buy and when you do, you enjoy it to the max!!

In this vein, I have also received Coop Supperpoints from people who don't need or use theirs and then I was able to get my favourite scent from Biotherm in the IMPORT Parfumerie on their 'Pay with Superpoints'-Days. Much appreciated this was!!
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Re: Cost of food

I miss lamb Even in Lidl, poor cuts are Fr 45/kilo. I have a great recipe for Lamb Kleftiko in the slow cooker that I'd love to do, but lamb is way out of my budget, even if I could get a decent chunk. No wonder I binge on it (and fresh fish) when I'm in Greece
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I miss lamb Even in Lidl, poor cuts are Fr 45/kilo. I have a great recipe for Lamb Kleftiko in the slow cooker that I'd love to do, but lamb is way out of my budget, even if I could get a decent chunk. No wonder I binge on it (and fresh fish) when I'm in Greece
If you can wait till next week you can fill your belly with offerings from Aldi.

You're welcome.




*Leave one on the shelf for me, though...
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I miss lamb Even in Lidl, poor cuts are Fr 45/kilo. I have a great recipe for Lamb Kleftiko in the slow cooker that I'd love to do, but lamb is way out of my budget, even if I could get a decent chunk. No wonder I binge on it (and fresh fish) when I'm in Greece
I get my lamb from the Turkish shops - the ones with their own butchers.
In Brugg (across from the Bahnhof) for instance, I bought some Lamb Gigot last week - was about 20 chf a kilo.
They sliced it into "chops" for me - friendly service and tasted delicious. Open on Sunday as well.
They also have a freezer full of frozen New Zealand lamb, but this is more pricey.
For some reason they sell lambs feet - these did not appeal to me, but they seemed popular with the locals. (8chf a kilo)
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If you can wait till next week you can fill your belly with offerings from Aldi.

You're welcome.
...or Lamb Rack in Lidl for CHF 3.49/Kg
https://www.lidl.ch/de/Aktion-35.htm?articleId=13733
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I miss lamb Even in Lidl, poor cuts are Fr 45/kilo. I have a great recipe for Lamb Kleftiko in the slow cooker that I'd love to do, but lamb is way out of my budget, even if I could get a decent chunk. No wonder I binge on it (and fresh fish) when I'm in Greece
Here a few addresses:
http://www.carmelo-shop.ch/
https://www.metzgerei-refik.ch/
http://www.aligro.ch/
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Do teach us. So far I always thought it was pure luck.


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I can't, otherwise it will soon become popular and the Grenzwachtkorps will figure it out.
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I miss lamb Even in Lidl, poor cuts are Fr 45/kilo. I have a great recipe for Lamb Kleftiko in the slow cooker that I'd love to do, but lamb is way out of my budget, even if I could get a decent chunk. No wonder I binge on it (and fresh fish) when I'm in Greece
The lamb fillets in Lidl are hardly "poor cuts", they just aren't very thick or suitable for heavy roasting. They are however very good for curries and home made kebabs etc. They are cheaper than 45chf per kilo I think too. Also Lidl have an offer on lamb racks this week, around 35chf per kilo https://www.lidl.ch/de/Aktion-35.htm?articleId=13733

Denner also have lamb chops for reasonably cheap, though the quality isn't the best.
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...or Lamb Rack in Lidl for CHF 3.49/Kg
https://www.lidl.ch/de/Aktion-35.htm?articleId=13733
If it were 3.49/kg, I'd be buying up the shop and freezing it! Unfortunately it's 3.49/100g (34.90/kg), but still worth a look tomorrow, cheers!

Still, it's not the same as a roast leg or shoulder of lamb for Sunday lunch.

ETA: just seen A Swiss in the US's links, most interesting if I'm near Zurich
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You may want to memorize
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It's an aggregator of the current offers. Notice the links in the page bottom by category if you're looking for something specific.
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