I didn't have a pig because I cut it off the list :))
- 400 gr veal
- 2 cloves of garlic
- a little bit of oil
- 200 ml water
- 2 glasses of 250 ml of water
- a 250 ml glass of corn flour
Preparation time: less than 60 minutes
RECIPE PREPARATION Calf alms:
Cut the meat into pieces, put in hot oil to brown, add garlic, salt and pepper and water. Let it fall.
Polenta: Put water to boil with salt, when the water boils, pour the flour in the rain, stirring constantly so as not to make lumps and leave it to boil.
I also made a sauerkraut salad: chop the cabbage, add salt, pepper and oil.
Who can not give alms for the souls of those asleep! The great mistake that many believers make!
Who can give alms for the soul of the deceased? Does she have to be a widow, a virgin, a clean woman? Believe the old words or the words of the priests?
Each time, at any memorial service, even any Christian event, there were two camps. That of older people who have life experience and priests with the necessary teachings.
According to the elders, at a memorial, not everyone can give alms. She has to share rolls, food, clothes, just an experienced widow. Not at all young, even if he has a deceased in the family.
Don't even receive alms from a pregnant woman, because it's not good. But isn't the child a blessing from the Most High?
In general, there are many tips or teachings that have a safe and simple motivation - it's not good that way.
What the priests say
Priests say that anyone can give alms. Whether she is a widow, a pregnant woman, with or without a child, rich or poor, blind, disabled or without, etc.
The fact that you give alms is an act of almsgiving, an act of charity for those around you.
The deceased man no longer eats, no longer drinks, no longer has fun, no longer needs money, jewelry or other products. The deceased man needs prayer, nothing more from the living.
Nowhere in the Bible does it say what, to whom and how much to give alms. Given the high cost of a funeral today, every Christian gives alms according to the budget he can afford.
A gesture, however small, made from the heart, and with prayer, makes as many as ten tables of remembrance.
Common to all is the cage, which is also said to be the food of the dead. In addition, everyone puts what they can. He goes with them to the church where the priest consecrates them.
In order not to sin, regardless of financial status, the Christian must take into account the periods of fasting. It is not shared with sweets on fasting days.
The terms of mention are 3, 9 and 40 days, 3 weeks, then 3, 6, 9 months and 1 year. The alms continue annually, up to 7 years.
No one should feel sinful because he did not respect / cannot afford to follow the advice of the Babylonian theology. There are unfounded customs of the people that are not found anywhere in the Bible.
Unfortunately, there are many people who consider themselves Christians, but who do not know or have not understood what the Holy Scriptures say, and tend to mislead the less experienced.
Thus, it is best to discuss with a priest or your clergyman any questions you may have about these topics. They have learned the message of the Bible and know how to help you.
Calf alms - Recipes
His chin with rough, white, unshaven hair begins to tremble. Her eyes filled with tears. And he wipes them with the back of his hand, a large palm, with cracked and gnarled fingers, of hard work in the mountains, where he walks with the sheep. I don't think he understood my question or what I'm looking for in this place with a strange name, Sat Batran, hidden under the beech forest of Godeanu mountains and connected to civilization only by a narrow asphalt tongue of a few kilometers. So I repeat the question:
& # 8211 Bade, does the Gugulan people live here? Is there another such nation, or is it just a story?
& # 8211 Gugulanii… Ehe… says the man, his voice choked with emotion. Well, we're all gugulani from here. Tat satu ’. I'm talking to her about what I know about myself. I argued with a neighbor that the reeds were falling on my piece. And I said to her, “It is true that he is not God, that if he were, he would not like what you are doing. But no! ” It was the day we broke up. And I went to bed like everyone else, without thinking about anything. But as I was sitting in bed, I go back once and see that the sky is covered by a big black cloud, like a storm. And I walked what I walked, and I go back to see the cloud. It just wasn't there anymore. In his place, so big as half a candle, was God.
& # 8211 Didn't understand: did you dream or was it aievea?
& # 8211 Visam aievea. And he had a great gospel in his left arm. He didn't say anything to me, he just showed up. And so I shuddered and woke up. I started to cry and I got scared and since then I have come to great faith. From then on I began to see the power of God.
& # 8211 How do you see it? Where do you see her?
& # 8211 In tat locu ’. His father's power. Grapes, fruits, birds, forests, fields, who made these? Did we make them? Here's a bee. This bee is making honey. Why can't I make honey?
Can you make honey? Not. This is a divine miracle, I tell you! A bug as big as my nail makes honey! This is a divine miracle! We didn't carve that bee. And there are all kinds of miracles! I'll give you an arm of hay and a measure of hay, can you rub them in a cauldron to make them milk, how does a cow do? No, it's divine power! This is the divine mystery, this is how God left things! Yes, there are things that can be seen. Forest, field, plums that make plums and apples that make apples. And animals, horses, pigs, donkeys, sheep, who made these? That the teachers said they were caught in the woods and domesticated. But since I've been here for so long, why hasn't anyone caught cattle from the forest to domesticate them? Some wild boars or wild sheep or mountain goats. Well, how to tame a deer? That she stays by the house if you keep her, but the first time you let her go, she takes them. That's how God left it! Whoever thinks that we are descended from the monkey did not understand anything, neither from this age, nor from what our estates will do. I think so, in my classes, few, how many I have: only four.
& # 8211 And the gugulans? Is there still the Gugulan people?
& # 8211 Well, I just told you about them.
That's how I discovered the Gugulan people, in Sat Batran, on the eve of San Toader. I thought it was just a legend kept in a few songs, the best known of which is Gugulan with a cart with apples. I did not expect those people who consider themselves descendants and people of Zamolxe to exist. But they really live, scattered at the foot of Gugu peak, in the Godeanu mountains. And today, they say that on the top of Gugu, a mountain that appears and disappears from the way of travelers, there is a cave where the high priest Zamolxe closed and then went out after seven years, to preach their faith in one God. They are the first descendants of the Dacians, the root of the nation. Burebista himself, the one who united all the Dacians for the first time, would have been from the Gugulan family, because his name means, in fact, Boier de Bistra, the water that still exists today, along which the Gugulans lived , at the beginning of the beginnings.
Iconia Dragomir doesn't really know all these things. He heard, however, of an Old God, who lived Gugu and taught people the faith in Old God. I walk beside her, along the stream that crosses the Old Village and I listen to her strange words. She walks slowly, supported by a stick. Sometimes the murmur of the water covers his voice and I am amazed by the language he speaks. Her words have something old, unpolished and clean. It's like listening to a voice from the past, from afar. I had this feeling once again: when I heard the Istro-Romanians from Croatia talking. An old language, like a song, that sounds familiar to me, like music that warms my chest. It's like I was in Romania a thousand years ago. If I were to transcribe the language of Iconia exactly, half would probably have to be deciphered or guessed. On the eve of San Toader, Iconia tells me about this ancient holiday, something like this: I will give what I know gin dacina, from mosi and ge can I was with the girls and I wore the onion and I went to negee or to the prayer "(I don't know how to tell all the stories. I will say what I know from tradition, from mosi and since with the girls and I wore the scepter and went to nedee or to pray), says the old woman.
"Acu ', de San Toader", continues Iconia, "great care must be taken to walk and keep the tradition. The girls go with long braziers and gather ivy in them and wash their heads with it and basil, in order to be lucky with their boyfriend. On the morning of San Toader, when she wakes up, the first thing she has to do is go to the stable and put the ponytail and her hair tail together to have beautiful hair. And he said, "Toadere, San Toadere, you give me your mower, because you give me mine." Monday is known to be the day of the birds, and you give at least a plate of alms, to be the soul of the birds in the sky. As if you don't give, they won't find food and they come and eat your grounded grains. Marti and Martia-ncheiata. You are not allowed to work on war or anything, everything has to be done. That God does not punish all, but only one, for example, and the rest I pay in heaven. This is how my cow suffered, because she worked in the evening and her hands and feet were clogged and I called the priest, otherwise I had nothing to do. Wednesday, and it's not good to work. And you have to be careful until next March, when San Toader's horses come around. That night, no woman should be alone in the house, as San Toader's horses enter her. Who is vadana or without a man or invites people to her, or goes to visit ".
The icon looks alive and is still red in the cheeks. He tells me the horrors of the village, in the most normal tone in the world. Their daily life is a mixture of rituals, beliefs and living with the spirits of the dead. Yes, especially with those who come from the other land! Dacian or just pagan heritage, the lives of these people are closely linked to the presence of the dead, of those who are no more.
"And they were Moors before." My aunt was cooking and she could hear them pounding in the attic and going up to them with incense, that they were avoiding incense. There were also enchanters in the village, they came with the iron of the plow and with herbs and they enchanted. When there is one who does not give you passes, go and take the earth in your mouth and pass it through. I mean hotaru ’. You don't talk to the border of the village, and beyond it you spit out the peasant and thus get rid of the mill, so that he would not cross the border back. Other mills were stung, otherwise they would not calm down. They dug them up and stabbed them. An uncle of ours was found unearthed as he was sitting in the bottom, in the coffin in the pit. And he stabbed him in the heart with wood. Some mills don't give you peace. Worst, on the night of San Toader. My father saw her praying: the fiddlers sang, and beside them were the Moors, and they also sang. When he left the prayer, my father met one of them on the way. He said, "Good evening," and Daddy said, "Good morning." Then Moroiu 'approached and held out his hand to give him luck. Dad wasn't afraid, because he had faith, and he shook hands with him. He said he had a soft hand, like cotton wool.
After San Toaderu passes, Iconia and the people of the village will start the preparations for measuring the sheep. Before that, the sheep will be anointed. For the grease of the sheep, the women go after the herbs, with brazier, and mix them with lard, put them in the habit and go to the stream. Leustean with dead nettle, dusty, together. Make sweet rolls, made of pure wheat, without yeast, only flour and water put under test. I take the coil to the sheepfold and, facing east, I catch a sheep with a lamb and put the coil under the sheep. Then the shepherds begin to shout, "Cuckoo, cuckoo." Milk the sheep through the hole in the coil. Only then do the boys roll, and as everyone's side, that's how it goes that year. And then I honor the sheep in the coil first. From old age, Iconia knows that you drink the first St. George's milk this way, without boiling it, otherwise your milk will spoil in sheep in summer. Just as you do not give the first cow's milk to the newborn calf, but you put it in a bottle and immerse it in a spring, so that no one can find it, so that no one can take your milk. the cow. The whole life of Iconia is a story, just as the life of the people here, of the gugulans scattered in the world, should be told moment by moment, it is so different from the life of the Romanians learned with asphalt and supermarkets. But nothing that gugulans do or respect is accidental. Each rule is inherited from ancestors, it is the "dacina" that must be respected, because everything has an order, a meaning and a purpose. "Come to us when you sing" Cuckoo-rascucu "to eat from Sfantu Gheorghe's coil, may your year go well," Iconia tells me, moving away from me, with the same equal, tireless steps, as if walking he would have a certain craft in these mountains of the Gugulans.
They have rattles on their feet. Vatafu is in the middle. He is the only one with the cross on his chest. He lies: “Today is a holiday, we gathered here / To spread the big chorus, they called us abroad./ Hey, call and resound, The bagpipers blow in the wind, we all together, we beat the grass down". Vataful remains in the middle and the Caluceni circle around him. He slaps the ground and says loudly, while everyone else repeats after him: “I swear on this earth, Pano enters his grave, That I will defend him, That I will sing him, I will play him! ”.
This is how a strange dance begins, which does not resemble the calluses of the south, although they are still calluses: the steps are calmer and the song lingers. Twelve men represent the months of the year and dance around the vataf, which embodies the sun. While the southern calluses played for enchantment and healing, the Gugulian calluses play the dance of the universe and the world, telling it the story. Every dancer, being one of the months of the year, has a certain step. A certain rhythm. Their steps describe the seasons, from the frost of winter, to the unleashing of nature, in the summer months, followed by the calm and fruitful autumn. How to tell the seasons through dance? Perhaps this miracle is possible for a people who, not being allowed to write, had to communicate differently. The best connoisseur of Gugulan folklore, Pilu Petru Gugulanul, even says that this was the writing of those descended from the Dacian people: dance and rhythm. He brings as an argument the lyrics of an old song from the area: "Gioaca badea cu me / I think he writes with a pen for paper". You were amazed at the dance of the gugulani calluses. You feel it ancient and known, wild and refined, by the simplicity of the steps and the rhythm. Ciprian Ambrus is the teacher who now teaches the young Gugulani story steps. He lives in the village of Obreja, not far from the town of Caransebes, considered the capital of the Gugulans. The village of Obreja is special not only because the dancers here have won dozens of trophies and medals in dance competitions in the last 50 years. But also because Nica Achim lives here, the great owner of Banat under the mountain. The little singer, known just as well throughout Romania, lives in a sheltered house, on the edge of the village. At the age of 81, he no longer gives interviews. The little voice he still has is used only at the church, in the pew, next to the other elders of the village. With a little voice he still has, he wants God. Ciprian Ambrus takes me to Ciulei Elena, one of the oldest dancers in Obreja. She remembers the days when Nica Achim was in power: “God, how she sings! It went straight to your heart! He had this grace, that only school had not done!
He learned the truth like all of us from these parts, only he had something extra. Here, in the area of the Gugulans, the father sings on the hills. Achim also learned to sing upstairs, at the hall, where the animals would climb in the summer and go mowing. Here the hills were just a song in the summer! Rasuna tat Divide! Everyone worked and sang a doina. Some of them weighed each other, from one hill to another. With chirps, with shouts, it was greater for you to work the land in these villages! There were only a few songs, but each one composed lyrics as he wished, as he had fire in his chest. Many times, at the sitters and the claca, we sang to each other as we composed on the hills. Yes, Achim had great talent, both in singing and in words. Just as he was great at the doinit, so was the great Pilu Patru Gugulanu at the game! From him I learned a lot to play. It was beautiful, beat him! And when he plays, fire enters him. He was standing with his back to us, we were 20 dancers, and he knew who took the wrong step without turning around! I don't know if those times will come, because it was all about the land and the cattle and the field work. They all went together. Or now, the youth is amazed. They are no longer interested in the land, those big families are no longer kept, with great-grandparents, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, in the same yard ”. To convince me that she is not exaggerating, Elena takes me to the "front" room. He starts to take out of a closet and spread in front of me clothes that look like kings: photos, skirts and belts, all made with amazing craftsmanship. With silver or gold thread, on borangic, 200-year-old shirts, as no one knows how to do, with sabac (with white flowers woven on white canvas) and with velvet brought in other times, with carts, from Vienna. Among all those fabrics distinguished by the way in which the shades of gold and silver are combined on the light slightly black and green, a kind of belt immediately caught my attention. "Opreg tells him," Elena explains. "It's the oldest fabric I have, inherited from family to family." The opregul is a kind of belt from which long threads hang. It is placed on the back, tied to the braids of the feces. The colors are very strong, you would have sworn it is from Peru, if three colors were not predominant - red, yellow, blue. And as a model, it has no flowers or geometric motifs. But the famous Sumerian crosses, the symbol of the sun, surrounded by 12 yellow buds, six months on each side. Between them, the same ancestral symbol of the serpent.
Will this nation of gugulans withstand the new times? Their beliefs and "Dacians" will be kept, in these times, when the TV steals your time, without giving you anything in return, the cars go at 200 km per hour and even from the Old Village you can talk on the phone, on the other side of the planet? To find out the answer, I wandered the lands of the Gugulans, which start above Caransebes, at Valea Bistrei and Obreja all the way down, close to Baile Herculane, at Cornereva, where another ancient tribe, the Bacui, begins. Through villages with strange names - Var, Varciorova, Subplai, it seems that young people no longer love the land, and foreigners are a morgana girl, which draws them away. And yet, in a village like Bolvasnita, the priest Sergiu Lazar tells me not to worry: “The Gugulans are very close to their land. Until recently, they only married them in the village, so as not to scatter their wealth and not to scatter the nation. Even in troubled times, they love their land and hold on to their faith.
Here, in the area, for example, the "patron saint of houses" is inherited. If you bought a house from someone, you will be told what its patron saint is and you will have to keep it. They are hardworking and kind-hearted people. Come in the fall to see what orchards they have! Many of the fruits here go directly to Germany. " As for traditions, the father prefers to release a photo album to show me: "These are done two weeks ago. Every year we have the Prayer of the village or Nedee, or of course, the village holiday. It is done now, as it was 100 years ago. A girl and a boy from the village are chosen to start Ruga. The calluses go to them first! Together they then go to the mayor and with him they reach the church. We say a prayer and, with the blessing of the Lord, we start the celebration. There is a procession only with people dressed in traditional dress. Those who are not dressed in port are not allowed to be part of the procession. I go to the end of the village and return. When everyone found out that there was a Prayer in the village, we all started to rejoice, with traditional music. That's how the gugulan is: and mourns, and works, and spends with joy. All with the will of the Good God, that whoever lives life according to His order means that he brings him thanks ”.
Photo: Bolvasnita parish archive, Elena Ciulei's personal archive
Almsgiving has been practiced since ancient times, and the Orthodox Church claims that it has its source in the ancient agape, which involves the idea of sacrifice. It must be specified that the sacrifice on his Cross Jesus Christ represents supreme love.
According to the Church, after every feast, funeral or memorial service, food should be given to the poor. This is an act of almsgiving for the living, but also a remembrance of the souls of the dead.
Almsgiving for the dead is done by the relatives of the deceased to ask for mercy from God. Almsgiving is made up of things that are given to the poor (food, clothing, objects) and a service of sanctification is held, which is called "panihida„. This ritual takes place immediately after the funeral, and then is repeated at 3, 9 and 40 days, half a year, one year and 7 years after death. At the same time, the Church can establish other moments of commemoration of the dead.
For example, on Holy Saturday, the souls of those who have passed to the holy ones receive alms. The church recommends that the package contain the following items and food:
- A red, unglazed pot with white or red wine
- A new donut of water
- A loaf of bread
- A bright yellow wax candle
- A new bowl, with milk-boiled poultry.
Among Romanians, it is still the custom to give alms to those in need and it is said "I made alms and gave to that person", and God sees the goodness. In fact, the Holy Apostle Paul said to give alms out of love, which is much more worthy than the word "alms."
According to biblical writings, almsgiving should not be exaggerated, but should abide by church canons. In essence, almsgiving is a prayer to God for the forgiveness of sins of the deceased and the reception of his soul in the Kingdom of the Father.
The Holy Tabernacle of Testimony and the Tabernacle of the Assembly
The Holy Tabernacle, also called the Tabernacle of Testimony, as a visible testimony of God's presence in the midst of His people, as One who does not forget His promises and covenant, was the holiest place of worship of the Jewish people. The tabernacle was a place of worship used by the Jews from the time of Moses until Solomon built the Temple. Later, with the entry into the Holy Land, at a certain time, the Temple in Jerusalem will be built, according to the model of the Tabernacle, built of stone and extremely imposing.
The Holy Tent was built in the wilderness during the 40 years of wandering. The Lord Himself will tell Moses to raise His "holy place", giving Him all the details necessary for His erection (dimensions, form, ornaments, things), saying, "Make me a holy place and I will dwell in their midst." And thou shalt make the tabernacle with all its vessels, and all the vessels thereof, after the pattern which I will shew thee. & Quot (Exodus 25: 8-9)
The Holy Tent is described in every detail, not even the smallest part of it being overlooked. Thus, the tabernacle of the Lord, among the people of Israel, is described during 15 chapters of the Book of Exodus: chapters 25 to 40.
The tabernacle was built by the craftsmen Betaleel and Oholiab, as we read: & quotSo Bethaleel, Oholiab, and all the wise men, to whom the Lord had given wisdom and skill, that he might know how to do all things right in the holy place, to do as the Lord commanded. And Moses called Bethuelel, and Aholiab, and all the wise men, to whom the LORD had given skill, and all his heart's desire, that they should come and do his work. & Quot (Exodus 36, 1-2)
The Holy Tent was rectangular in shape, with a length of 30 cubits, a width of 10 cubits, and a height of 10 cubits. It was composed of three walls on the sides, and another on the west side, and to the east was the entrance made of acacia wood planks, polished with gold. The boards were fixed in some silver pedestals. The tent was covered with carpets, arranged in four layers. The material used for the carpets was twisted linen and purple silk, scarlet and cherry. Cherub faces were made in the fabric of the carpets. The tent was divided into two: on the east side is the Saint, with a length of 20 cubits, and on the west side, the Holy of Holies, 10 cubits long. At the entrance, on the east side, were five gilded acacia poles. At the top were gold hooks, on which hung the curtain woven of linen and purple and scarlet silk. The Saint was separated from the Holy of Holies by four pillars, also made of golden acacia wood. Cherub faces were embroidered on the curtain fabric. In the Holy of Holies is the Ark of the Law, made of acacia wood, clad in pure gold both inside and out. The ark had at its two ends a golden cherub, whose outstretched wings covered the ark. In the ark were the two tablets of the Law, the golden handkerchief, and Aaron's staff.
In this tabernacle, God appears to Moses in the Holy of Holies, above the ark between the two golden cherubim: & quotThere, between the two cherubim above the ark of the law, to the children of Israel. & quot (Exodus 25, 22)
The Tent of Testimony was set up in the middle of the Israelite camp, all the other tents being set up around it. The tabernacle was in the midst of the camp of Israel, as the Lord Himself had commanded Moses. "Let the children of Israel stand, every man by his own standard, in the midst of the tabernacle of the congregation, and to encamp before the tabernacle of the congregation." (Numbers 2: 2)
Assembly Tent - the tent outside the Israelite camp
The tent of meeting is a second tent, built in the time of Moses. The term "assembly court" appears when the candlestick is being prepared by the priests: before the ark of the law. & quot (Exodus 27, 20)
Unlike the Holy Tabernacle, the Tabernacle of the Assembly was located outside the Israelite camp. Moses often enters this tent to talk to God. In the book of Exodus, we read: "And Moses took his tent, and pitched it without the camp, and called it the tabernacle of the congregation: and all that sought the LORD came unto the tabernacle of the congregation, which was without the camp." And it came to pass, when Moses went unto the tabernacle, that all the people rose up, and stood every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the tabernacle. And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the LORD talked with Moses. And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand at the door of the tabernacle, and all the people rose up, and worshiped every man his tent door. But the Lord spoke with Moses face to face, as one speaks with his friend. After that Moses returned to the camp, and his young servant Joshua, the son of Navi, did not leave the tent. (Exodus 33: 7-11)
We see here how the Tabernacle of the Assembly was used especially for prophetic manifestations, but it did not fulfill a cultic course (sacrifices, services), such as the one inside the camp. Thus, we see how in this Venetian tent all the man who seeks to know the will of God. Here, Moses spoke to God "face to face" (Exodus 33:11) and "mouth to mouth" (Numbers 12: 8). Here, God appears to Moses at the door, as the outsiders saw: "And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the entrance of the tabernacle, and the Lord spoke to Moses." Exodus 33: 9.
Joshua, who was not allowed to leave the place, was permanently in this tent. He was not of the Levite (of the priests), so he could not have stayed in the Holy Tabernacle, where the sacrifices were offered, by the Levitical priests. It is possible that in Exodus 33: 7 it is the personal tabernacle of Moses, transformed into a Tent of the Assembly, where God appears at the entrance.
The world and the way out of it, to meet God
The moving of the tabernacle of Moses outward takes place after the rejection of the people by God, on the day of temptation, when they worship the golden calf. The presence of God in the midst of the people, through His Angel, but also His moving outward, departing from that place where sin has defiled hearts, shows the mystery of God. It is a kind of immanence and transcendence of God, presence, but also abandonment.
Whoever seeks the Lord had to leave the camp to go to the Tabernacle. Thus, the man who seeks God must come out of the world of sin, in order to be able to draw closer to God, who stands outside of sin. Once he reaches God, man realizes that He was also in the camp, only that he (man) no longer had the heart to feel it.
Saint Ambrose of Milan also comments on this passage from Exodus, in Letter 14, saying: & quot; 14)
Wheat or barley recipe cage & # 8211 for alms, memorial
Wheat or barley recipe cage & # 8211 for alms, memorial. How is the cage made? When is the sugar put in the cage? How much cage comes out of a kg of wheat or barley? How many grams does a glass with a cage weigh? The best recipe for cage (boiled wheat) with honey and walnuts. How much sugar and nuts are put in the cage?
Every family I think owns one coliva recipe, inherited from the elderly and tested over time. I sincerely hope you do it as rarely as possible The wheat cage for alms or memorial is traditional to the Orthodox rite and has its origins in antiquity, in the pre-Christian period, it derives from a modest way: wheat boiled with honey. A & # 8222sweet & # 8221 thousand year old that was also offered to the ancient gods as an offering and eaten on certain holidays.
The simplest recipe for cage is made from barley (husked wheat) because it boils very quickly. A well-made cage has & # 8222flowered & # 8221 berries, meaning open. Pe vremuri nu se prea gasea arpacas si mama trebuia sa cumpere grau de la tarani. Graul fierbe mai greu si de multe ori nu absorbea cum trebuie apa din jur, chiar daca era lasat peste noapte „la umflat”, dupa fierbere. In acel caz mama trecea prin masina de tocat 1/4 din graul fiert si-l transforma intr-o pasta cu rol de liant (lipici), avand menirea de a lega coliva.
Arpacasul fierbe repede, in 15-20 de minute, exact cat un orez. Graul fierbe in peste 40-50 de minute. Proportiile arpacas/apa sunt de 1:3 adica la 1 kg de arpacas am pus 3 L de apa rece cu putina sare. Sarea este necesare pentru a da un gust placut. Asa arata arpacasul folosit de mine (de la Atifco).