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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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A Sunday afternoon walk around our village lake
5 years ago

A Sunday afternoon walk around our village lake

By  •  travel, grenoble, life

As I was preparing the pictures for this post yesterday, I wasn’t sure whether to make a simple post with pretty pictures to show the beautiful valley we live in. …
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Vegetarian horseradish pumpkin seeds spread
5 years ago

Vegetarian horseradish pumpkin seeds spread

As a vegetarian I don’t have a lot of options when it comes to building up a rich sandwich. Definitely not in France, as the French aren’t too fond of …
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Mushroom picking in autumnal Savoy – a quick introduction
5 years ago

Mushroom picking in autumnal Savoy – a quick introduction

We returned this week from a long car tour around Europe. It was really enjoyable. We saw a lot of things and experienced some new things. I hope I will …
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An evening walk during cat hour
5 years ago

An evening walk during cat hour

We walk in our village in the evenings so that I have my hands free. And it works – unless you make pictures along the way (which isn’t a problem) and have …
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Puff pastry purple kohlrabi pear meal salad
5 years ago

Puff pastry purple kohlrabi pear meal salad

By  •  eat

Purple kohlrabi is the only member of the cabbage family that survived the slug attacks in our gardens in spring. Luckily, because we love kohlrabi, especially in a salad when …
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Raspberry cake recipe
5 years ago

Raspberry cake recipe

By  •  eat, sweet

I know, I wasn’t supposed to blog this often. But I just made this raspberry cake and it’s so good that I have to share my recipe with you. If …
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My Macedonian kitchen: vegetarian oven baked rice
5 years ago

My Macedonian kitchen: vegetarian oven baked rice

Comfort food, what does it mean to you? For me it’s something that is easy to make, something that warms you up (physically and/or emotionally) and something that without doubt …
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Gortotto – barley risotto with radishes
5 years ago

Gortotto – barley risotto with radishes

By  •  eat

I had a grand bouquet of radishes that had to be turned into a dish this afternoon. I wanted to use both the ‘root’ and the greens. Somebody suggested to …
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Rendez-vous aux jardins: Tineke Bot
5 years ago

Rendez-vous aux jardins: Tineke Bot

I have gardening on my mind today. Most probably because I can’t go out to the garden due to the amount of rain that has fallen yesterday and today. And …
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Grilled pineapple topped with honey, cinnamon and mint
5 years ago

Grilled pineapple topped with honey, cinnamon and mint

By  •  eat

We just came back from a short weekend trip to Genoa. The city had been on our to-go-to-list for a long time. We had passed through once in the middle …
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