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

About marta

Born in the Balkans, raised in the Lowlands, and now living at the foot of the French Alps. Worked most her life on 'the internet' and was educated as an historian. On this blog stories are shared about food, gardening and explorations.
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Visiting Montmélian
6 months ago

Visiting Montmélian

If 2020 wasn’t already all about exploring places and spaces near us, then 2021 definitely is! Not so long ago we discovered Montmélian while we were driving through that area …
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Italian style low sugar hazelnut cookies
10 months ago

Italian style low sugar hazelnut cookies

By  •  eat, sweet recipes

I have been experimenting with quick cookie recipes the last few weeks and I hope to be sharing them the here during this winter. They will all have a nut …
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Chestnut confiture with chestnut honey recipe
11 months ago

Chestnut confiture with chestnut honey recipe

I think we are having a very good chestnut season this year. Normally we go into the forest two or three times during this period to forage all the chestnuts …
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How to harvest, dry and storage saffron
11 months 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
1 year ago

How to widen your sleeping bag with a handmade expander panel

By  •  travel, camping, bivouac

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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

By  •  eat, savory recipes

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
2 years 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
2 years 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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