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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Cheesemaking at Romanian Sheepfold From Transylvania Fagaras Mountains

Cheesemaking in Transylvania – Traditional Sheep Cheese Recipes

Cheesemaking at Romanian Sheepfold From Transylvania Fagaras Mountains As the sun slides below the rocky summits of Fagaras mountains, shepherds from Transylvania finish the evening milking. Milk buckets filled with foamy white liquid are...
Hot Smoked Meat

Smoking Meat – Traditional Romanian Smoked Meat Recipes from Mountain Men

Romanian Recipes of Smoking Meat the Traditional Way During the XXth century, in the Romanian countryside, peasants were smoking meat to preserve it. Fresh meat was consumed only one week after the sacrifice. Although they now...
Traditional Cheese Recipes from Romanian Villages of Bucovina

Traditional Cheese Recipes from Romanian Villages of Bucovina

Traditional Cheese Recipes from Romanian Villages of Bucovina Each morning, afternoon and evening, Nicanor and his sons make a cheese of 26 lbs. After milking sheep by hand, the animals are taken out for grazing...
Country Bread Baking Secrets

Country Bread Baking – Secrets of Romanian Crusty Artisanal Lovely Taste

Romanian Rustic Country Bread Baking Secrets Bread is one of the easiest 4-ingredient food most commonly eaten in all over the world. Country bread baking makes every home feel cosy, with a festive holiday scent,...
Romanian Urda Cheese Recipes

Cheese Making The Old Fashioned Way at Traditional Romanian Sheepfold

Traditional Cheese Making at Rustic Romanian Sheepfold From The Region of Bucovina Many sheepfolds in Romania  continue to produce cheese in a traditional manner. The cheese making process is just an input from various...