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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
How to harvest, dry and storage saffron
2 days ago

How to harvest, dry and storage saffron

As summer is coming to an end and autumn cools down the night temperatures, saffron crocus bulbs start shooting green springs up out of the soil. A few weeks later …
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How to widen your sleeping bag with a handmade expander panel
3 months ago

How to widen your sleeping bag with a handmade expander panel

Last year I went out on a wildcamping/bivouac trip in the Alps for the first time in my life. It was an incredible experience, for the both of us actually. …
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Goldita tomato
3 months ago

Goldita tomato

GOLDITA does its name justice. It is a tasty and prolific orange cherry tomato. Next to that, it seems that this golden coloured tomato variety is an early cropper, which is …
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Frugal gardening: how to make an easy recycled mini greenhouse
6 months ago

Frugal gardening: how to make an easy recycled mini greenhouse

By  •  make, garden

In this post I will give you a simple DIY solution for repurposing your broken or ripped plastic greenhouse into small mini greenhouses on top of old plastic crates. These …
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Stuffed sourdough focaccia or pizza recipe with cabbage, onion and olives
7 months ago

Stuffed sourdough focaccia or pizza recipe with cabbage, onion and olives

I’m bringing you an easy recipe for a healthy and delicious stuffed sourdough focaccia or pizza. However you want to call this bread-like vehicle for all sorts of veggies. The best …
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Making simple DIY face masks to help your community
7 months ago

Making simple DIY face masks to help your community

By  •  make, sewing

If you have been following me on Instagram, you will have seen that I have been making DIY face masks for our community the last few days. During the weekend …
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Frugal gardening DIY origami seed exchange envelopes
10 months ago

Frugal gardening DIY origami seed exchange envelopes

By  •  make, paper

I like to contribute to vegetable and flower seed libraries in my local community. I also love exchanging seeds with people all over the world. For this I need, next …
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Deliciously creamy basic hummus recipe
11 months ago

Deliciously creamy basic hummus recipe

In my ongoing effort to eat less cheese, I have been trying to expand the palet of spreads that I can easily make from scratch at home. Why spreads? Well, …
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Testing the STEREO sweater by Misusu
11 months ago

Testing the STEREO sweater by Misusu

By  •  make, sewing

This past few weeks I was able to join another test group for an adult size pattern by the talented Elles of Misusu. In a previous post I wrote a bit …
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A festive breakfast with vegetarian birds’ nest buns or rolls
11 months ago

A festive breakfast with vegetarian birds’ nest buns or rolls

Even though one might think that this is the ideal recipe for an easter breakfast, I strongly believe that these vegetarian birds’ nest are perfectly served at every festive occasion. …
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