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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
Frugal gardening: how to mark your saved tomato seeds while they are drying
2 months ago

Frugal gardening: how to mark your saved tomato seeds while they are drying

Years ago I wrote a blogpost on how I save my own seeds from homegrown, shop bought or given tomatoes. I save my seeds the easy way, what others might …
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17 crops to sow halfway July
2 months ago

17 crops to sow halfway July

It’s halfway July and therefore the very. last. chance. to sow some fast-growing crops, winter crops or early spring crops. Ofcourse you can sow some seeds a bit later as …
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How to root a fig tree cutting and grow fig trees for free
4 months ago

How to root a fig tree cutting and grow fig trees for free

Let me show you how I rooted seven fig tree cuttings in just a months time. The subject of this post just ‘came into my life’ today, I didn’t plan …
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April 2018 garden update
5 months ago

April 2018 garden update

Today was a perfect gardening day for me. Besides a few orders that had to be done, I could spent all my day in- and around the garden. In practice …
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A winter- and a spring-hike at Les Adrets
7 months ago

A winter- and a spring-hike at Les Adrets

When we first arrived here in the French Alps, we often said to each other that we would never re-do one specific hike, because there was so much to do …
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Posna Sarma or Vegan Sarma
8 months ago

Posna Sarma or Vegan Sarma

It’s time for some tasty winter food. And nothing says winter better than sauerkraut. Don’t you think? And when I say sauerkraut I actually mean sarma. Sarma [Сарма] is how the …
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DIY upcycled woven chair
9 months 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
11 months 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
11 months 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
1 year 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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