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Old 05.04.2015, 00:32
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Re: Leaving Switzerland-what should I bring with?

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There is no aluminum in US baking soda, unless it's been illegally altered.
True, but there are aluminum salts in many varieties of US baking powder.
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Old 05.04.2015, 09:18
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See if you have enough room in the container for some smugness.
And...that's why we're leaving.

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When is the off adn where (roughly) are you headed?
Texas! (I know, Texas? I'm nervous, to say the least). We're moving to Dallas in July or August, which is crazy, since it will be 40C every day. Still, for us the job opportunities are better, so I guess we'll just buy a gun and some cowboy boots and get on with it.

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So how long have you been here?
Nearly 9 years.

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The only thing I've really not been able to get right are the cookies. My Guess is it is actually the butter. & I'm sticking with that story!


I like your list and I think you've got it cover. Take your photos and your memories. Make your Swiss recipes now and again. You'll be surprised how much your kids will love when you do that!

all the best and don't forget us!!
Thanks-and I like your butter theory!
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Re: Leaving Switzerland-what should I bring with?

Better leave behind the "Swiss stare". If you use it in the USA you're likely to be mugged

Actually, now that I've left the city I rarely encounter it.

I know someone who moved to Texas a couple of years ago and they say it's the best place they've ever lived.
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Old 05.04.2015, 09:42
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Better leave behind the "Swiss stare". If you use it in the USA you're likely to be mugged

Actually, now that I've left the city I rarely encounter it.
Oh man, I'm not going to miss that! I do wonder what Texan behaviors are going to be like. I think all the friendliness and Southern hospitality is going to scare me at first...
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Old 05.04.2015, 10:40
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Why not?

I haven't found a US baking recipe yet that can't be recreated with local ingredients.

Tom
Brownies are not too hard! Can make em from scratch no problem!
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Old 05.04.2015, 11:12
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True, but there are aluminum salts in many varieties of US baking powder.
Yes, but she said soda.

I am quite aware that baking powder is another matter, as it is a combination of things.

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Old 05.04.2015, 11:14
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Except for Norway, where many recipes, particularly cookies, call for hjornsalt as a leavening agent, ammonium bicarbonateAttachment 97803
But that's NOT baking soda.

Even here, ammonium bicarbonate can be had at pretty much any droguerie.

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I do wonder what Texan behaviors are going to be like. I think all the friendliness and Southern hospitality is going to scare me at first...
"Why, bless your heart..."

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Re: Leaving Switzerland-what should I bring with?

Ah, so you are not going 'back home' but to adventures new. Report back once you've settled, and best of luck. Is Sue Ellen still around?
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Re: Leaving Switzerland-what should I bring with?

Victoria Principle, more my cup of tea.
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Victoria Principle, more my cup of tea.
Her name is actually spelt "Principal".
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Old 06.04.2015, 11:03
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Re: Leaving Switzerland-what should I bring with?

The unique design of the Swiss Railway clock.
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Victoria Principle, more my cup of tea.
she is 65 now......unless it's your age category as well.
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she is 65 now......unless it's your age category as well.
No, but age has it's perks.

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Re: Leaving Switzerland-what should I bring with?

You may get some additional inspiration from this thread:
Leaving for California - what to take from Switzerland/Europe
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Re: Leaving Switzerland-what should I bring with?

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Ah, so you are not going 'back home' but to adventures new. Report back once you've settled, and best of luck. Is Sue Ellen still around?
Texas is more than another state in the US, it is almost a country of its own (and the secessionists never give up in trying). The culture differences from one large city to another are rather "cantonal"...so plenty to explore, except you'll need half a day to get from one to the next.

I mived from NJ/NY metropole to Houston when I started university - the culture shock lasted several months - but I ended up a real fan. Like CH - there remains a subtle awareness of those who live there and those who are natives
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Nearly 9 years.
Frischling!

Seriously, Texas is a nice place. Lots of friends/internet buds there. They all love it. We considered it. They all said 'Learn Spanish'.
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Frischling!

Seriously, Texas is a nice place. Lots of friends/internet buds there. They all love it. We considered it. They all said 'Learn Spanish'.
Definitely will need to learn spanish! The kids will likely be in a spanish immersion class in school. It is funny, everyone I've talked to who has ever been to Dallas loves it too. I'll let you know after I visit next week...
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You may get some additional inspiration from this thread:
Leaving for California - what to take from Switzerland/Europe
Thanks-very entertaining!
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everyone I've talked to who has ever been to Dallas loves it too
Been there, hated it.

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