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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.
Latest Posts | By marta
Deliciously creamy basic hummus recipe
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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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A mind-boggling visit to the local recycling-centre
3 years ago

A mind-boggling visit to the local recycling-centre

By  •  life, Sustainability

I want to tell you about my very inspiring visit to the local recycle-centre yesterday afternoon. Yes, I’m going to write about trash. Our trash. I hope you won’t leave …
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How to germinate peppers in soil blocks
3 years ago

How to germinate peppers in soil blocks

By  •  garden, sowing seeds

Having just sown my pepper seeds, I thought it might be useful to show you how I sow different crops in different ways. Some as an experiment and some by …
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What to sow in January
3 years ago

What to sow in January

By  •  garden, sowing seeds

Oh boy, it’s snowing outside! There were little piles of snow lying around in shady corners, from the last time it snowed, but todays snow will leave a white carpet …
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Testing the DIA sweater by Misusu
3 years ago

Testing the DIA sweater by Misusu

By  •  make, sewing

I’m wondering how to tell you the story about the handful of DIA sweaters that I made this October. Do I just shout out immediately that you HAVE TO BUY …
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Frugal gardening: how to mark your saved tomato seeds while they are drying
3 years ago

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

By  •  garden, sowing seeds

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
3 years ago

17 crops to sow halfway July

By  •  garden, sowing seeds

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 years 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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