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harvesting corn by hand

Romanian Peasant Harvesting Corn By Hand, Just Like in Olden Days

Corn crops are planted and harvested at different times around the world. In the north-eastern part of Romania, harvesting of corn occurs from mid-September to mid-October. By this time, all the growth has ceased...
Romanian Cheese Experience at Remote Farm in Transylvania

Romanian Cheese Experience at Remote Farm in Transylvania

In June we spent a couple of days in Transylvania, when on a beautiful sunny day, with heady heat, we had a perfect Romanian cheese experience at a remote farm in Laslea commune. We...
Apple Juice Making

Apple Juice Making at Family Farm from Romania, Bukovina

Apple juice making and other cold-pressed juices are gaining popularity among Romanian consumers. Because of the production technologies, these juices are widely perceived as healthier. In the region of Bukovina, many family farms are...
Traditional Plum Jam Making

Traditional Plum Jam Making in Romania – Povidlă – No Sugar Recipe

Traditional plum jam, especially homemade jam, always transports me to the autumn season. To me, the scent of late autumn is the thick dark plum jam, povidlă, a very thick fruit spread, made of...
Harvesting Potatoes With Horsedrawn Plow

Harvesting Potatoes With Horsedrawn Plow in Romania

Weather and soil conditions in Bucovina are favorable for planting potato crops. Potato growing is very important and common in this region, where they are a staple food. They are easy to store and grow...
Fermented Whole Cabbage

Fermented Whole Cabbage in Romanian Pickle Town Milișăuți

The small town of Milișăuți is known as the “motherland” of sauerkraut in Romania Located on the banks of Suceava River, in the historical region of Bucovina, Milișăuți is unique in Romania. This small...
Canned Vegetable Spread Zacusca

Canned Vegetable Spread Romanian Local Home-Cooked Zacusca

Autumn comes to the Romanian countryside with a wide assortment of fresh vegetables. When it starts getting dark in the afternoon and autumn leaves start to fall, there’s a distinct chill of grilled eggplant and...
mowing hay with scythe

Mowing Hay With Scythe at Traditional Farm in Dobrogea, Romania

With a garden in which they grow fruits and vegetables, making artisan cheese and yogurt with the milk produced by their dairy cows, having a brood of laying hens and ducks, 56 years old...
Making Artisan Cheese

Making Artisan Cheese in Charming Romanian Seaside Village

56-YO Ursache Gheorghe Living a Self – Sufficient Homesteading Life in Dobrogea Wanderers  over the Romanian seaside here and there come across beautiful small villages with low-roofed cottages of grey stone, weather-worn, and fenced...
Preserving Pickles Without Adding Preservatives

Old Style of Preserving Pickles Without Adding Preservatives

Pickles are a crave-able bite of briny deliciousness and have been people’s traditional favorite for a very long time. Besides being the perfect companion to eggs, burgers, sandwiches, pickles are packed with probiotics with...
Hoeing Weeds Corn Crops

Hoeing Weeds in Organic Farms From Romania

The corn season has arrived and farmers hope for high yields. They strive to keep weeds and pests from destroying their crops, spraying and adding nutrients to the soil. However, things look different in organic farms....
Romanian Cottage Cheese Doughnuts Papanași

Romanian Cottage Cheese Doughnuts – Papanași

Packed with a lot of protein and essential nutrients, cow’s cheese – brânza de vaci – is used in many desserts. After making cheese from fresh cow’s milk, we will use the fresh cheese...
Making Cheese From Fresh Cow’s Milk

Making Cheese From Fresh Cow’s Milk

Making Cheese From Fresh Cow’s Milk In these days, it is surprisingly difficult to select healthy cheese. We nose around different types of  cheese, some perhaps wrongly labeled as “organic”, or “traditional”, yet when...
Romanian Traditional Pork Organ Recipe Caltaboș

Romanian Traditional Pork Organ Recipe: Caltaboș

In the Romanian cuisine, when it comes to preparing pig liver, there are many different recipes, some of which are seen as traditional delicacies during Christmas time. One of the best known Romanian traditional...
Smoked Meat in Smokehouse

Smoked Meat in Smokehouse, Best Natural Flavor of Romanian Countryside Cuisine

Romanian country people of the good old-fashioned type pride themselves on their skill in preparing delicious traditional pork dishes, such as smoked meat, sausages, as well as liverwurst and other Romanian traditional recipes with...
Artisanal Bread Baking Crusty Country Style Székely Battered Boule

Artisanal Bread Baking – Crusty Country Style Székely Battered Boule

The morning mist begins to dissipate as the sun warms the air at the foothills of the Făgăraș Mountains. This is the village of Drăguș, a community with ties to the past. On the...