October 02, 2012
Memories of Europe
As some of you may have noticed, I had fewer posts than usual as I ’ve been away… I was very fortunate to have the possibility to spend the last month in Europe. We travelled through eight countries and had the opportunity to experience other cultures and taste some delicious food and desserts… It was amazing! But now I’m back and it really feels good to be home right now and getting back into the swing of things.
I thought I would share with you some pictures from my trip.
One of the places I liked was Bergheim, which is one of the medieval town of Alsace; a beautiful region of France. Restaurants, with their terraces and street cafes invite you to relax and take in the beauty of the town…
The region is famous for its pretzels, among other things.
This is a very large loaf of bread that was...
for sale in front of one of the bakeries. They would sell it the same way they sell deli meats here in the grocery. The patron would order the size/weight they wanted and it would be cut off from the rest of the bread…very neat!
In a beautiful setting, surrounded by mountains lays the city of Lucerne.
Grilled chicken and deliciously sautéed vegetables with a baked potato.
Slovenia was a beautiful surprize. A nice country, much like Austria, with beautiful scenery, friendly people and great food. There are some amazing caves, one of which we visited was, Postojna Cave. A train ride takes you into the depth of the 5 km long cave.
This castle, Predjama Castle, was actually carved into the stone!
Going to Hungary was somewhat like going home.
This were just some of the delicious foods we had while in Hungary.
This is the Theatre in Oradea, one of my favourite buildings in the city.
Cakes, Fresh Trout, and Ice Cream…what more do you need?
Another place close to my heart...
It was Oktoberfest in Austria when we were there and pumpkins and fall decor were everywhere…
….and last stop, Germany.
Hope you enjoyed my mini tour. Now summer is over and fall has presented itself in full swing—the house longs to be filled with smells of baked goods, so the kitchen is beckoning and that’s where I’ll be!
Leia’s Culinary Treasures