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My Grandmother’s Homemade Wafers

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It’s been years since I’ve had these wafers in my mouth or on my mind … until these ready-made wafers caught my eye in the supermarket. I spoke to my grandmother and asked her how she made these into delicious wafers. The recipe is simple but a far cry from health food … but so delicious. These images are here for my grandmother to see what happened after we spoke.

As instructed I tossed everything into the pot and cooked into into a thick paste.

As I poured on the first layer onto the wafer I realized (actually Andreea realized first) there was nowhere near enough to create 3 or 4 layers.

Indeed it was enough for only two layers.

So I cut the spread wafers in two and piled them one on top of the other and covered them with another half-wafer.

I then wrapped it all in tin-foil and put some weight on it for half a day.

Then this evening, as I was making us a herbal tea I unwrapped the package and this is what I found.

I cut them up like I remember my grandmother used to.

… and voila 🙂

delicious 🙂

Update: Recipe

  • 150 grams of ground nuts & peanuts
  • 3/4 cup of honey
  • 200 grams of margarine (I used butter)
  • 1 spoon of Cocoa
  • 1 spoon of Rum baking essence.

All cooked together for 10-15 minutes and then spread on the wafers 🙂

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Walk from our home to Iulius Mall

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The following images are snapshots from a (~30 minute) walk we took from our apartment building to Iulius mall to do some shopping. They are snapshots intended to relay the day-to-day qualities of walking in a part of Cluj-Napoca. See if you can post the traffic sign that I can only guess means something like “When you see Jesus make way for yellow cars driving down the middle of the road” 🙂

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-12-05

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  • periodic reminder: looking for web-developer to collaborate on meditation website inspired by #omcru #
  • … and now sitting for a short Shakuhachi meditation #omcru #
  • @buddhidiot what is ur question? #
  • @buddhidiot ahhh (1) thank u 4 the question (2) hard to answer in 140 chars (3) #omcru shines for me (4) it's website doesn't at all #
  • @buddhidiot (5) some ideas appeared within an #omcru meditation (6) I feel they could resonate wonderfully and enhance with #omcru #
  • @buddhidiot (7) I'm a designer (8) I'm not a developer (9) why not? #
  • @buddhidiot would love to thank u 🙂 I've already communicated some with @The_KamikaZEN where/how should I continue ? #
  • @buddhidiot @silvercrone @violetsblue @shing999 @TheZenOutlaw thank u for asking for me 🙂 When an answer arrives I will followup on it 🙂 #
  • Shakuhachi recording from recent #omcru meditation: http://bit.ly/hk5n4L #
  • @spacecadet31 maybe another browser would work better? I recommend Firefox. I've also added a download link 4u: http://bit.ly/hk5n4L #
  • realizing that though my energy is still not consolidated, my body has really been great throughout this transition! Thankful #
  • dear #omcru twitter community: why all the defensive energy heading my way? who/how/why did I my words create offense? #
  • @silvercrone I don't know where 2begin … u make too many assumptions with too little acquaintance – make me feel unwelcome 🙁 #
  • @silvercrone … but I will take a step back and reconsider my thoughts and words 🙂 #
  • @spacecadet31 my only question, 4now, is how/where 2go about sharing my thoughts with the community ? (as kindly suggested by @buddhidiot ) #
  • @spacecadet31 OGG files = Freedom – here's why: http://bit.ly/gkkMdv here's how: http://bit.ly/apKeiC 🙂 #
  • sitting for a Shakuhachi meditation #omcru #
  • @buddhidiot my thoughts (inspired by @RestoraCircles & #OMCru ) on the #OMCru SYSTEM: http://bit.ly/fbWbkk cc: @TheZenOutlaw #
  • most of the year, any place that's not heated is a natural refrigerator #whatiloveaboutromania #
  • I miss music – our humble computer speakers have still not arrived – still not released from Romanian customs 🙁 #
  • @The_KamikaZEN in this case I am not a ship builder 🙂 so I thought to offer my thoughts to a larger #omcru community … maybe together #
  • when meaningful change first appears it probably isn't going to be pleasant and appealing … yet somewhere deep inside it will be right #
  • really enjoyed my coffee this morning, still haven't eaten (though I should have) … now thinking of a 2nd coffee … hmmm … #
  • @buddhidiot maybe share with others … hope to encounter someone who can complement your skills 🙂 #
  • finally got around to posting some images from the botanical gardnes in Cluj-Napoca: http://bit.ly/gsItaB #
  • another recording of a Shakuhachi meditation: http://bit.ly/hocWLO #
  • bread take 2 – this time I'm making it … #
  • @Shuliji your #omcru checkin reached me half way in to your meditation – thank you 🙂 #
  • If you've had to deal with web hosting plans and couldn't make sense of it – this may help: http://bit.ly/fMea24 #
  • Barcelona welcomes christmas with the worlds largest statue of a guy … ahum … pooping: http://on.msnbc.com/ffOdxm #
  • followup: pooping guy is what I came across when I searched for satellite photos of the devastating fire in Israel … c'est la Internet 🙂 #
  • this morning DHL called 2say our things r held up at customs – this afternoon they delivered … ha ha double ha ! music in the air again 🙂 #
  • = Be closer 2the people that make u feel good … RT @Shuliji "Any person close 2 us vitally affects how we feel, who we are…" -Gendlin #
  • Yoga is not about changing your body, it's about using your body to change your mind 🙂 #
  • breakfast: organic butter, home-baked whole-wheat bread, organic eggs, village grown vegetables & hot chocolocate with real milk #goromania #
  • dinner was cabbage and tomato soup with mamaliga #
  • fresh milk has been boiled and some of it set aside and should become yogurt in a couple of days – blessed food day 🙂 #
  • nice post by @keenan "It’s not time we wrestle with. It’s priority and we get to control that." http://bit.ly/gTVrgS #

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I Shakuhachi – November 30, 2010

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Romania – Botanical Gardens in Cluj-Napoca

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We missed the fall colors this year – so I am looking forward to seeing it next year 🙂 We went for a stroll through the Botanical Gardens which, like most everything else here, are humbly pleasant. The gardens include a greenhouse structure which brought a smile to my face – the entrace reminded me of an out-dated school hall and the plants reminded me of the usual plants you come across in Israeli homes 🙂

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