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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.
Latest Posts | By marta pakovska
Tavce gravce a Macedonian baked bean casserole recipe
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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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Caramelised coffee honey sauce on banana kasha
5 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
5 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
5 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
6 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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