Best Beef Liver Pâté - Almost Bananas
An unexpected spice magically does away with the liver taste in this delicious beef liver pate recipe, loved even by liver haters.
Creamy Sauerkraut Stew (Slovak Segedinsky Gulash) - Almost Bananas
Sometimes it’s easy to get enthusiastic about fermenting, and then not know what to do with the work of your hands. “Yes! Probiotics are healthy! Let’s make super easy sauerkraut! Oh, wait…how am I going to eat all this?” Fortunately vegetable ferments stay good for a long time. In the fridge, sauerkraut can keep(...)
25+ Ways to Use Sauerkraut - Almost Bananas
Sauerkraut seems to be all the rage in healthy food circles recently. Fermented sauerkraut is full of probiotic and other benefits, as opposed to the canned vinegar variety which might taste alright but does not have the same health impact. It’s easy to get excited about eating sauerkraut, but then when sometimes I’m at loss(...)
Somewhere in Slovakia: Part 2 (2013)
https://www.facebook.com/MLandscapesSeriál videí Somewhere in Slovakia je poďakovaním, pozvánkou a prosbou. Poďakovanie prírode za to, že práve nám vytvorila...
Potatoes, Bacon, and Sauerkraut - Strapacky - Almost Bananas
Strapacky (strapachky) is a Slovak dish, traditionally made with halusky (halushky), potato dough gnocchi, baked with bacon and sauerkraut. Making strapacky with plain potatoes, however, is a lot less work, doesn’t require special equipment or tedious cutting, and is grain/gluten free. It’s not low carb or Paleo, but I’m sure it would taste amazing with(...)
Nuts in Honey: a handmade gift - Almost Bananas
When do you start getting ready for Christmas? In general, I start thinking about gifts in September but then do nothing until the last ten days beforehand. I want to make all sorts of cutesy crafts with the kids and get into that holiday spirit, but we’re lucky if we get some paper snowflakes cut(...)
Bryndzove (or Feta) Cauliflower - Almost Bananas
Bryndza, a soft sheep cheese, is a traditional food in Slovakia. It tastes something like feta but is soft. Bryndzove halusky is the classic Slovak dish, little potato gnocchi smothered in byndza and bacon. This version simulates the taste for those who don’t have access to bryndza or don’t have the time to make potato(...)
Slovakia Extraordinary, TOP 15 places that are simply UNIQUE | Expedition Slovakia
All those unique places in Slovakia that can´t be find anywhere in the world or are very rare to see in Europe. Slovakia showcase its extraordinary spots.
Museum of Slovak Villages, Martin, Slovakia - Almost Bananas
Last week I shared with you our hike in the Rohace mountains, on our way north we stopped in Martin at the Museum of Slovak Villages. It’s an open air museum that has brought traditional houses from around northern Slovakia and set them up in a beautiful little valley. The day we were there we(...)
Jarmok, Trnava, Slovakia - Almost Bananas
Jarmok, pronounced yarmok, is a festival of the grape harvest season in Slovakia (at least, I think it is). While a few weeks ago we saw a dozinky, a celebration of the grain harvest, jarmok is a fair put on by the town. In Trnava, there are a number of sections: handmade crafts, everything for(...)
Spruce Tea - Almost Bananas
This time of year the ends of conifer trees have bright green buds of new growth. Spruce tips, in particular, are easy to use. Last year I made spruce tip ice cream, as well as a syrup with honey, spruce salt, and just dried spruce. I was surprised how sweet the dried spruce smelled; I used(...)
Easter in Slovakia: Whipping and Watering Women - Almost Bananas
I’m the sort of person who loves tradition. I romanticize the good ol’ days, all the while fully embracing the power of the internet. But sometimes, there are traditions I’m not so sure about, like the whipping and water-dousing of girls on Easter in Slovakia. Ok, ok, I’m being a bit dramatic. This is a(...)
21 most remarkable historical landmarks in Slovakia | Expedition Slovakia
List of the most beautiful and architeconically valuable buildings and historical landmarks in Slovakia that are must see if you love history and culture.