If I could describe my time living in Switzerland in five words I would say: running, hiking, mountains, friends, and chocolate.
I had a blast, and I have many posts from there in my archives (summer months of 2010 and 2011) that I often check back on to reminisce. Even though it was the perfect place to live, be physically active, and eat, it made things a bit difficult when it came to baking. There weren’t your standard measuring cups or spoons and most baking ingredients needed to be weighed out. I knew this before moving there so I made sure to pack my own measuring cups along with my hiking boots and clothes for the year. It was a life saver!
But of course, the Swiss don’t need to bake with measuring spoons. They produce some of the most delectable sweets I have ever tasted and all they need is a weigh scale (for the most part). So, setting aside my measuring spoons I tried baking this way a few times and all of these recipes turned out great! It makes sense really, if you weigh something out then it will be consistent every time. One cup of flour may not be the exact amount as another cup of flour. I highly recommend baking this way, and with that I have something for you.
A digital kitchen scale! This giveaway is provided by slimkicker.com as a way to promote living a healthy lifestyle. Check out their website! They have nutritionists that provide meal plans and advice for you, and they help you stay motivated and excited about your fitness goals.
Not only is this scale great for baking, but it is also great so that you can portion out your snacks. It’s an awesome way to make sure you are staying on track and not eating too many calories.
For the Giveaway:
If you’d like to enter to win the digital kitchen scale just comment below by telling me:
1. Do you use a food scale? What do you usually use it for?
What do you do to stay physically active?
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“I entered to win a Free Digital Kitchen Scale in the @katrinadingle @SlimKicker Giveaway http://bit.ly/z29dKC ”
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-Contest ends Tuesday, March 19, 2012 and winner will be chosen randomly.
-Open to Continental U.S. Residents only.