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

Journal

Blackberry bread cake
2 years ago

Blackberry bread cake

By  •  eat, sweet

Every year we have a different bumper crop when it comes to fruit. The first year that we lived here, we found ourselves being overwhelmed by the huge amount of …
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Lac de Melu and handling my bodyweight on a mountain
2 years ago

Lac de Melu and handling my bodyweight on a mountain

By  •  travel, exercise

A few weeks ago we cruised around Corsica. It was our first time visiting the island and we loved it! As we were there just before the season started, everything …
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Kitchen prince’s tarte aux noix
4 years ago

Kitchen prince’s tarte aux noix

By  •  eat, sweet, autumn

We had a potluck dinner this Saturday at a friends house. As I was away most of the week for a conference on social business Eduard had the honour …
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Japan: the prologue
2 months ago

Japan: the prologue

By  •  travel, Japan

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 months ago

Vegetable soup with parsley knödel and grilled cauliflower

By  •  eat, savory, autumn

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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Visiting Fort Saint-Eynard in the Chartreuse above Grenoble
3 months ago

Visiting Fort Saint-Eynard in the Chartreuse above Grenoble

It has been a while since I shared something that you can visit around here and we visit so many things, that I really have to post more! I guess …
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What to sow in autumnal September?
3 months ago

What to sow in autumnal September?

By  •  garden, sowing

No garden update yet, but I wanted to share with you, what you can sow now. Just a short practical post as most of us (myself included) are packing up …
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Foraging wild blueberries on Super Collet d’Allevard
3 months ago

Foraging wild blueberries on Super Collet d’Allevard

Hello, I’m back! Back on the blog, back in the country. Back on the mountain. As we were away most of summer, we are now trying to catch up quickly …
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Lemon leaf infused buffalo mozzarella recipe
6 months ago

Lemon leaf infused buffalo mozzarella recipe

By  •  eat, savory, summer

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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Polyculture vegetable garden June 2017 update
6 months ago

Polyculture vegetable garden June 2017 update

Garden time! It’s time to give you an update of my polyculture vegetable garden in June. It’s the best time of the year when you are cultivating a garden (at …
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May forest garden monthly update
7 months ago

May forest garden monthly update

Hello, anyone still here?!? I actually know there are people here (based on the statistics), but I’m mostly asking because I’ve been away for so long – again – and …
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5 years of growing tomatoes in March
9 months ago

5 years of growing tomatoes in March

By  •  garden, sowing

Wow! I just realised that his will be my fifth year of growing tomatoes. Of course I have grown tomatoes before as well. On a balcony. But this will be …
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Garden update: wood chips, sowing, digging and drip hoses dilemma
10 months ago

Garden update: wood chips, sowing, digging and drip hoses dilemma

By  •  garden, sowing, planting

I’ve posted a few video garden updates again. You can find them below. I realise I explain less in these videos, than I normally do in my written posts. If …
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