There's Something about Mary

Stories and thoughts about my time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Moldova

Messy Kitchen

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A couple of weeks ago 2 other volunteers asked if they could come over and visit me at my site.  They met me at my work and we walked back to my host family’s place where my host mom made us some food for lunch.  I decided to go down to the beci (cellar) and get some adjica (sp?). It is a sauce that Moldovans conserve made with tomatoes, peppers, garlic, kind of like a spicy ketchup and it is really good with potatoes.  When I tried to open it, it was fizzing out of the bottle, and since it is greasy and red I left it alone because I didn’t want tog et my clothes dirty.  My one friend decided that he would open it, and it exploded all over him and my kitchen.  We all decided that it must have gone bad, and we didn’t want to tell my host mom, so for the next 30 or so minutes we cleaned my kitchen.  It was everywhere including the walls, ceiling and overhead light fixture.  We got it all cleaned up, and later that night we explained what happened to my host mom.  She just laughed.  I am so glad she has a sense of humor about things 🙂


Author: Mary O

Hi, I'm Mary. I am orignally from Spokane Wash., where I lived for 20 years of my life. I went to school in Bellingham Wash, at Western Washington University and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. In June 2011, I moved to Moldova for the Peace Corps. In the Peace Corps, I am an Agribusiness and Rural Development Volunteer, and live in a town called Riscani, which is about 3 hours northwest of the capital city. I love Moldova, but there are somedays where I really miss all my friends and family in the States! Email me if you have more questions!

One thought on “Messy Kitchen

  1. OMG! How funny!

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