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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
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
4 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
4 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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Caramelised coffee honey sauce on banana kasha
4 years ago

Caramelised coffee honey sauce on banana kasha

A few days ago I stumbled into a recipe on the beautiful blog of Apples under my bed. It came exactly at the right time as I was searching for some …
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Healthy and easy to make banana shake for breakfast
5 years ago

Healthy and easy to make banana shake for breakfast

Breakfast rituals. A lot has been written about it, by myself included. I have told you earlier that I have a few breakfast templates that I rotate during the week to …
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Frugal gardening: how to save tomato seeds
5 years ago

Frugal gardening: how to save tomato seeds

Saving tomato seeds from shop bought tomatoes is really easy. I have been doing this for the last three years pretty successfully. Every year I grow a handful of tomato …
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Buying compost in bulk around Grenoble
5 years ago

Buying compost in bulk around Grenoble

I’ve been cultivating our kitchen garden in France since 2013. This will be our third year. It will be the first year that it will be properly composted as I …
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Yellow pistachio kasha – turmeric porridge
5 years ago

Yellow pistachio kasha – turmeric porridge

A few days ago the strangest thing happend. Eduard put in a request for a kasha breakfast. I never expected that to happen, as Eduard isn’t too fond of breakfasts. And …
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