Category Archives: Ana’s Kitchen

We spent our last night in Carahasani on the water. Victor is a good friend of Ana and Grigore’s and owns land on the outskirts of town with a large pond. He was generous, energetic, and mildly inappropriate – let’s just say I didn’t translate for my mom half of what he said. You’ll find a variety […]

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A manic Romanian melody hit my ears and tapped my toe as I lingered at the table after inhaling my chicken noodle soup. It was the kind of music that is so frantic and upbeat you either feel invigorated or exhausted after listening. It reminded me of wedding music, and I had flashbacks to a […]

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I bet she smiles in her sleep. Not like a “cheese” smile or anything but more like a peaceful grin. Ya know, that expression after sipping a warm tea or sampling a rich chocolate or falling asleep to your favorite song. Her expression reminded me of how I feel in my husband’s arms – full […]

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