Archive for the ‘in the kitchen Category’

on the job; in the kitchen: Clatite: Made in the USA

While cleaning out our fridge during the pre-Easter Romanian cleaning frenzy, we found a huge bottle of pancake syrup that we had brought back from the

It’s been quiet around here, huh? There are bunches of updates to share, but I always seem to worry about things being chronological on the blog.

After last year’s successful volunteer Thanksgiving here in Moldova, we opted to host our volunteer friends for a crazy weekend of turkey-centered fun.  This past weekend,

So we’re to that time of year again when David and I alone keep the town’s dairy economy going.  During Advent (and Lent), the Romanian Orthodox

We miss peanut butter.  The only candy we really crave is Reese Peanut Butter Cups. So when I saw this blog post over on the Smitten

A few weeks back, I did a cooking group with my beneficiaries and we made American pancakes with carmelized apples. (pictures here.) The reaction of my beneficiaries

It’s November and that means I’m planning for T-Day ’10, Moldovan edition.  We have a group of about 15 volunteers who will be celebrating Thanksgiving here

For my final English class with my beginning group, we took a Romanian recipe for sarmale and translated it into English and had some major conversations

So the blog has been quieter than usual — partly because I’ve been busy and partly because I’ve been sick, for a long while.  But I’m

Much like my first job in the VA, my Peace Corps placement hasn’t been what I expected.  I know, I know — we’re told constantly not

words to live by. . .

"Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait."
from "A Psalm of Life"
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

breaking it down. . .

past ramblings. . .