This bread involves heaps of dried cranberry (9 ounces to be precise), that paired with walnuts, scream “Christmas”, and tastes pretty darn close to Panettone (texture & taste) which we usually associate with this time .
So, what happens if you like to cook, you like writing songs and like video-production? You might start singing about recipes and post them in a videosong. Which just happened with me. It’s a practical song that you can actually cook! Crepes Recipe is the debut song from a collection of videosongs I plan to post in an album called “Kitchen Tunes”.
I am quite positive that all of us have other fun things we like doing or occupying our minds besides cooking. Some do ballet (no, not me – heh), some backpacking, video gaming, geocashing, snorkeling, and so on.
I find myself playing the guitar quite bit these days, and digesting lots of music these days. In addition to that I am planning on hosting a once per week radio live broadcast on certain American obscure bands that are worth a listen on a listener supported Romanian online radio called Radio LaGong.
Radio LaGong is one of the projects started by my dear friend Emil Kindlein from my hometown in Romania – Timisoara – who owns a non-profit Cultural Association called Deocamdata (it means “for now”), trying to influence the youngsters there through music, concerts, and newly this online radio show.
Well Ladies and Gentlemen, What looked like a failed cooking afternoon turned around unexpectedly into a success story. The Sarmale (stuffed cabbage rolls) turned out as it should – the rolls didn’t fall apart, they remained stiff, retaining their initial shape, the taste was full […]
No, I am not your typical Romanian. I never ever made sarmale in my life! In fact my wife who is American made sarmale and they actually tasted better than in Romania! Heck, what is wrong with me?? They are known in the West as cabbage rolls or stuffed cabbage.
While growing up in Romania for 33 years I got to assume certain beliefs as being undoubtedly right and incontestable. It took a wife from the American continent to pull these things out of me and bring things into the light sometimes with a good laugh. Hope these will at least ease your day.
This whole organic food concept cracks me up sometimes. There is a multi-billion industry built on it. The modern American culture became so “fat hydrogenated” that produced a whole anti-movement (rightly so) to bring back the original food production standards of natural cooking.