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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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Fort Barraux and a local art exhibition
5 years ago

Fort Barraux and a local art exhibition

A while ago I found out that next to the place where I’m having my – much talked about – sewing classes, there was a pottery studio. As I always …
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Vegetarian pumpkin risotto with sweet pepper and courgette sauce
5 years ago

Vegetarian pumpkin risotto with sweet pepper and courgette sauce

We had a bit of a slow weekend. Moved some things around in our front yard garden, in our allotment and in our house. We are expecting our first guests …
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Open farm weekend in France – visit plant-nurseries
5 years ago

Open farm weekend in France – visit plant-nurseries

When we first arrived in France I had big troubles finding plant nurseries or garden centres around Grenoble or in the Isere region. I have told you this before. I …
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Scandinavian seed crackers with gomashio
6 years ago

Scandinavian seed crackers with gomashio

I have to share this recipe with you. It’s so easy and the result is so crunchy and delicious, that I’m pretty sure I’ll be making a sheet of crackers …
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Tavce gravce a Macedonian baked bean casserole recipe
6 years ago

Tavce gravce a Macedonian baked bean casserole recipe

Tavče gravče (Тавче гравче) is the name for a traditional dish we make in Macedonia. It’s a white bean casserole. Besides beans the dish contains a variety of vegetables, of …
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A walk around the village lake
6 years ago

A walk around the village lake

We are nicely settling in, a month after our move. Living here, feels very natural. So natural that I haven’t showed you much of our new village, assuming I have …
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Winterfood tarte tatin with orange confiture and onions
6 years ago

Winterfood tarte tatin with orange confiture and onions

At our recent visit to the Netherlands, we took the time to meet up with friends and family. People prepared tasty food for us in return and amongst those great …
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Vegetarian spinach and legumes winter stew
6 years ago

Vegetarian spinach and legumes winter stew

It has been a while since I last posted a recipe here. You know how things go with moving and the holidays, time flies by. I also consciously didn’t set …
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St Hugues de Chartreuse & musée d’art sacré contemporain
6 years ago

St Hugues de Chartreuse & musée d’art sacré contemporain

Months ago Eduard and I set ourselves the goal to go out for walks or hikes as often as we could, and at least once every weekend. Although it’s definitely no …
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