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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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Caramelised coffee honey sauce on banana kasha
6 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
6 years ago

Healthy and easy to make banana shake for breakfast

By  •  eat, 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
6 years ago

Frugal gardening: how to save tomato seeds

By  •  garden, sowing 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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Green asparagus planting guide
7 years ago

Green asparagus planting guide

I had the impression that I had written a post about planting green asparagus plants last year, when we planted our first asparagus. I tried to find it today, but …
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Yellow pistachio kasha – turmeric porridge
7 years ago

Yellow pistachio kasha – turmeric porridge

By  •  eat, breakfast, sweet

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
7 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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Painting classes in Grenoble at L’atelier le Temps des Couleurs

By  •  make

Being an expat or a short-term migrant in a new country is not always easy. One of the things that I find very difficult to cope with, is not being …
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Le funiculaire de Saint Hilaire du Touvet
7 years ago

Le funiculaire de Saint Hilaire du Touvet

Last weekend was filled with a few of the last days this fall that felt like summer. With the thermometer showing 26 degrees in the morning and 23 …
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Holiday in Denmark
7 years ago

Holiday in Denmark

By  •  travel, denmark

It has been quiet around here as we were on a small holiday the last two weeks. It’s back to work today, but not before I show you a quick and …
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