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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.
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Caramelised coffee honey sauce on banana kasha
4 years ago

Caramelised coffee honey sauce on banana kasha

A few days ago I stumbled into a recipe on the beautiful blog of Apples under my bed. It came exactly at the right time as I was searching for some …
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Healthy and easy to make banana shake for breakfast
4 years ago

Healthy and easy to make banana shake for breakfast

Breakfast rituals. A lot has been written about it, by myself included. I have told you earlier that I have a few breakfast templates that I rotate during the week to …
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Frugal gardening: how to save tomato seeds
4 years ago

Frugal gardening: how to save tomato seeds

Saving tomato seeds from shop bought tomatoes is really easy. I have been doing this for the last three years pretty successfully. Every year I grow a handful of tomato …
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Buying compost in bulk around Grenoble
4 years ago

Buying compost in bulk around Grenoble

I’ve been cultivating our kitchen garden in France since 2013. This will be our third year. It will be the first year that it will be properly composted as I …
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Yellow pistachio kasha – turmeric porridge
4 years ago

Yellow pistachio kasha – turmeric porridge

A few days ago the strangest thing happend. Eduard put in a request for a kasha breakfast. I never expected that to happen, as Eduard isn’t too fond of breakfasts. And …
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Winter breakfast kasha – buckwheat porridge
5 years ago

Winter breakfast kasha – buckwheat porridge

The word kasha /каша. I know it, but it doesn’t bring up very defined memories of a specific dish. I can only link it to texture and consistency. In my …
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Neskafe ice coffee from the Balkans
5 years ago

Neskafe ice coffee from the Balkans

I like to start my day with coffee and then during the day I drink one more coffee in the early afternoon and sometimes take another one somewhere in between. …
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Ajvar, a-jar-full (of comfort)
5 years ago

Ajvar, a-jar-full (of comfort)

Ajvar [ajвар]! Or Ajver – whatever you prefer – is one of those terrific foods from my youth. Back then it was a real comfort food, since I didn’t have …
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Spring bouquets on Mondays
5 years ago

Spring bouquets on Mondays

By  •  garden

During spring and summer I try to pick a weekly bouquet from our garden. I started doing this last year and I am doing it again this year. I just …
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