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Carpenter Toader Sorea Installing Walnut Floor

Carpenter Built Walnut Hardwood Flooring from Scraps

When we look at beautiful photos of the interiors of houses, rarely do we spot all the effort that went into it. The truth is that beautiful and truly personalised interiors can only be...
Pizza Napoletana recipe

Best Neapolitan Pizza in Romania – MUST EAT When You’re in Bukovina

Originally from Naples, Italy, Gaetano moved to Romania with his wife, Doina,  back in 2013. They came to his wife’s hometown, Milișăuți, a famous Bucovinean town with a tradition of making sour cabbage in...
Stuffed Grape Leaves Dolmas

Stuffed Grape Leaves With Ground Meat and Rice (Video Recipe)

On a beautiful spring morning  in a sleepy village the air was cool and light, and a gentle breeze blew, rustling through the vine leaves, and creating a soothing sound. The village cook, Maria...
Lavender Harvest Oil Distillation

Lavender Essential Oil Making on Black Sea Coast, Romania

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon in early July when we set off for The Lavender Festival to catch up on this picturesque event taking place in Pecineaga, with only a few days before...
Woodturning Captive Ring Goblet Sorin Boicu

Woodturning a Captive Ring Goblet

From carving rustic furniture, woodturning kitchen utensils, and making wooden house models out of hundreds of small pieces of wood, to massive works made out of logs, such as swings, verandas, fences, and porch...
Woodworking Craftsman

Woodworking Craftsman Builds Rustic Stool With Hand Tools

This is the village of Iaslovăț, a village of high standards with respect to the virtue of diligence, for diligence is the most crucial trait of the people from Iaslovăț. Add talent and skills...
Cottage Cheese Pancakes With Custard

Cottage Cheese Pancakes With Custard (Village Cooking Video)

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. It was a sunny day. The hens were roaming about, pecking...
horse logging

Horse Logging to Prepare Firewood for Winter, Romania

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. Summer is the busiest season in the Romanian countryside. One of...
Shepherd Stirring Cauldron Over Fire

Shepherd’s Cheese Polenta | Local Cooking in Romania

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. We are back again at the season of grazing, and what...
Cheese Hung to Drain in Cheese Hut

Cheese Recipes From Most Old Fashioned Sheepfold in Romania

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. It is almost a half of a century ago that the...
Romanian Herding Call Vasile Lazarean Simion Galeș Petru Lazarean

Romanian Mountain Men’s Longhorn Herding Call

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. With a sigh, the shepherd laid down his longhorn. Then the...
In Dust and Sandals

In Dust and Sandals – My First Children’s Book about Country Life

In Dust and Sandals is a book about country life dedicated to children aged 3 to 7 years old that I wrote and illustrated based on my village life experience. I can’t quite remember...
Plum Dumplings

Easy and Delicious Fall Dessert: Plum Dumplings

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. I fell in love with autumn. Once, it made me feel...
Making Smoked Plums

Autumn Smells Good: Wood Smoke and Plums

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. Gold and reds carpet the grass, creating more beauty than I’d...
Making Pickled Cabbage

Making Pickled Cabbage in Milișăuți, Romania – The Motherland of Sour Cabbage

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. The last days of October and the earliest of November are...
The Bradet Smoked Cheese

Bradet Smoked Stretched-Curd Cheese – A Must-Eat in Romania

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. Making Bradet Cheese – A Daily Task For Many Romanian Farm Families From...