joi, 20 octombrie 2016
Am avut si norocul sa gasim un producator de miere ale carui albinute harnice si cred eu tare fericite au muncit o bunatate de aur lichid, care e companionul perfect al ceaiurilor, pe care le bem nu doar la ora 5, dar cam toata ziua.
EN: It's already been weeks (actually since we started the fire in the stoves) since on the old iron stove we have a pot of tea. With mint and melisa flavor (this one is my favorite for the moment), with pine firs, primula officinalis (that reminds me of last spring's beautiful sight, with small yellow flowers covering the orchard) and dried apple slices, to add a bit of autumn or with gooseberries, cornelian cherries and lime flowers, sour and fruity and all sorts of mixtures, inspired by the abundance of wild medicinal plants we picked all summer long from the pastures and woods.
We were lucky to find a honey producer whose happy bees make the best liquid gold I've ever tasted, which is the perfect companion for the tee.
3 cartofi fierti in coaja, curatati si dati pe razatoare
4 sfecle, crude, date si ele pe razatoarea fina, presarate cu sare si lasate la scurs
1 ceapa tocata fin
faina de grau
Sfecla se stoarce cu mana de suc si se pune intr-un castron impreuna cu ceapa, cartofii si chimionul, apoi se framanata pana se obtine o pasta omogena. Se formeaza chiftele de marimea dorita, iar din faina cu apa se face o coca fluida, prin care se trece fiecare chiftea, urmand apoi sa fie tavalita prin pesmet si prajita. In combinatie cu iaurt de casa sunt delicioase!
EN: And because autumn is the crop season, each trip to the market is filled with excitement and the endless possibilities to cook so many delicious foods, with local and seasonal ingredients. This time, the sweet "voice" of the beetroot kept my attention and its earthly flavor was exactly what I wanted to eat. So, I found a simple yet amazing recipe for burgers.:
3 whole boiled potatoes, peeled and finely grated
4 raw beetroots, finely grated, powdered with salt and left to drain their juice
1 onion, finely chopped
Take the beetroot and press the juice out with your hands, add it to the potatoes, pot the onion and the cumin and mix by hand until you get an even paste. Mix flour with some water, to make a fluid paste. Make the burgers the size you wish, put them through the flour paste, then through bread crumbs and fry them. Serve this with home made yogurt and enjoy!
duminică, 16 octombrie 2016
miercuri, 12 octombrie 2016
Ploaia inseamna si rod in gradina si in padurile din zona, iar in cinstea unei toamne imbelsugate am creat si noi acest colier, care sa ne aminteasca de bogatia naturii
EN: I don't know how others feel, but we enjoy these rainy days a lot. Yes, it's dark and cold and even a mud on the village's roads, but in these 2 years of living "in the countryside", we learned to appreciate the importance of a good rain. The village has no running water, so people must find their own solutions: some have wells, some have springs, others bring the water from distance or have rain water tanks. And late in the summer, after drought and high temperatures, everything becomes dried. This happens to the spring that gives us the so needed water, but luckily this year nature was kind and the rain started right on time.
The rain means good crops in the garden, forest fruits, mushrooms, so to celebrate the rich autumn we created this necklace and to remind us of the richness that nature provides us with.
EN: And what can be more pleasant when outside is raining and the wood is slowly burning in the stove (we have terracotta stoves in each room, which are turned by the fire into nice and comfortable "put-your-back-on places"), than reading a book that takes you into the good old days, with fabulous dinners, ball parties until the morning and a life of leisure? This is what the "Idle thoughts of an idle fellow" by Jerome K. Jerome seems to promise to its reader.