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musetel

Musețel, un minunat leac universal

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July 10, 2012

They always say that the good die young, so you can be sure I’m going to make it to a ripe old age :P Picture above is a delightful chamomile (pt romani se zice kemomil) plant that I found growing spontaneously in my tiny garden. In all the years I’ve lived in Romania, I never… Read More ›

holywater

Poza Zilei: Apa Sfintita

Above is the jug of holy water (apa sfintita) that I picked up on Friday. If you’re from North America, your first reaction is probably that it looks like a jug of maple syrup. No, in Romania this is how they distributed the holy water (by the truckload). The jug is a cheap plastic thing… Read More ›

The Romanian Sniffling Sneezing Coughing Aching Stuffy Head Fever So-You-Can-Rest Medicine

Whew, mercy! On Saturday I got hit by a powerful head cold, which completely knocked me off my feet. Luckily, The Woman was around to give me some TLC and I feel a lot better now. Although she stuck to more modern treatments, my illness reminded me of a very Romanian cure that I used… Read More ›