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A SIMPLE, DOWN TO EARTH, HANDS-ON, SELF-RELIANT LIFE #ONTHEMOUNTAIN

About marta pakovska

Marta is born in the Balkans, raised in the Lowlands, and now living at the foot of the French Alps. She has worked most her life on 'the internet' and was educated as an historian. On this blog she tells stories about her life.
Latest Posts | By marta pakovska
DIY upcycled woven chair
2 years ago

DIY upcycled woven chair

By  •  make, home

I don’t think I often post in the first week of the year, so I often miss the opportunity to wish you a very good new year?! But not this …
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Japan: the prologue
2 years ago

Japan: the prologue

Two months ago we came back from our holiday in Asia. We spent a little over three weeks in Japan and a short week in China, where we visited family. …
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Vegetable soup with parsley knödel and grilled cauliflower
2 years ago

Vegetable soup with parsley knödel and grilled cauliflower

By  •  eat

The vegetable garden is being cleared out this time of year. Partly, that is. We are reaching the end of the summer abundance. The summer crops are making place for …
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Lemon leaf infused buffalo mozzarella recipe
2 years ago

Lemon leaf infused buffalo mozzarella recipe

By  •  eat

Eduard recently came home from a conference that was held in Italy. Sorrento, to be more precise. He couldn’t stop talking about the food that was served out during the …
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Vegan Macedonian stuffed peppers recipe
3 years ago

Vegan Macedonian stuffed peppers recipe

Recipe time! Today I want to show you how I make vegan stuffed peppers. Although I don’t use my grandmothers recipe (if she even had one), I do try to …
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Vegetarian horseradish pumpkin seeds spread
3 years ago

Vegetarian horseradish pumpkin seeds spread

As a vegetarian I don’t have a lot of options when it comes to building up a rich sandwich. Definitely not in France, as the French aren’t too fond of …
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Puff pastry purple kohlrabi pear meal salad
3 years ago

Puff pastry purple kohlrabi pear meal salad

By  •  eat

Purple kohlrabi is the only member of the cabbage family that survived the slug attacks in our gardens in spring. Luckily, because we love kohlrabi, especially in a salad when …
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Raspberry cake recipe
3 years ago

Raspberry cake recipe

By  •  eat, sweet

I know, I wasn’t supposed to blog this often. But I just made this raspberry cake and it’s so good that I have to share my recipe with you. If …
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Gortotto – barley risotto with radishes
3 years ago

Gortotto – barley risotto with radishes

By  •  eat

I had a grand bouquet of radishes that had to be turned into a dish this afternoon. I wanted to use both the ‘root’ and the greens. Somebody suggested to …
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Grilled pineapple topped with honey, cinnamon and mint
3 years ago

Grilled pineapple topped with honey, cinnamon and mint

By  •  eat

We just came back from a short weekend trip to Genoa. The city had been on our to-go-to-list for a long time. We had passed through once in the middle …
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