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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
April 2018 garden update
1 month 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
7 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
7 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
11 months 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
1 year 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
2 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
2 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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