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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...
Wooden Wheel Craft Wheelwright Popescu Vasile Chiriacut

Highly Skilled Craft of a Wooden Wheel – VIDEO

You may not believe it now, when we are faster than ever, more comfortable, and can travel longer distances than barely a hundred years ago, a handful of specialized craftsmen would spend days on...
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...
Ursachi Daniel

Reclaimed Wood From Old Romanian Houses Is Given a New Life

Decades after the fall of communism in Romania, a vast majority of the historic houses have been destroyed. In haste to transform a traditional society into an urban, industrial society, valuable cultural goods had...
installing wood shingles roofing

Making and Installing Wood Shingles in Romanian Crafts Village – VIDEO

Carpenter Iosif Cîrstean Had Split Wood Shingles With Hand Tools, Then Installed Them Onto a Tree House Since we started this blog, I get a lot of people asking if there’s any place in...
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...
How to Make a Wooden Barrel

The Village Cooper Keeping History Alive in Pleșa, Suceava

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. Iosif Alexandrovici, the last cooper standing in Plesa village, once famed...
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...
Beaded Embroidery Viorica Petrovan

The Love Of Beaded Embroidery Is Ingrained Into Her Soul

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. Affiliate links Buy Beading Beads at Amazon Wide Range of Beading...
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...