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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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April 2018 garden update
3 years 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 years 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
3 years ago

Posna Sarma or Vegan Sarma

By  •  eat, savory, winter

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
3 years 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
3 years ago

Japan: the prologue

By  •  travel, Japan

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
3 years 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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Visiting Fort Saint-Eynard in the Chartreuse above Grenoble
4 years ago

Visiting Fort Saint-Eynard in the Chartreuse above Grenoble

It has been a while since I shared something that you can visit around here and we visit so many things, that I really have to post more! I guess …
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Foraging wild blueberries on Super Collet d’Allevard
4 years ago

Foraging wild blueberries on Super Collet d’Allevard

Hello, I’m back! Back on the blog, back in the country. Back on the mountain. As we were away most of summer, we are now trying to catch up quickly …
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Lemon leaf infused buffalo mozzarella recipe
4 years 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
4 years ago

Vegan Macedonian stuffed peppers recipe

By  •  eat, spring, summer

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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