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.

Pic 1
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!

Pict 4


In a beautiful setting, surrounded by mountains lays the city of Lucerne.


Grilled chicken and  deliciously sautéed vegetables with a baked potato.



Yummy Gelato!


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


  1. Cu adevarat sunteti foarte norocoasa! Ce de locuri frumoase ati vazut!! Imi doresc si eu tare mult sa vad atatea locuri din Europa, dar parca din SUA e mai greu de ajuns decat era din Romania...

    MI-e dor tare de Oradea. Am locuit acolo cativa ani si mi-a placut mult orasul. Si mancarea e delicioasa. Ce as manca un profiterol la cofetaria Marco Polo...

    1. Roxi, s-au schimbat lucrutile mult si in Oradea...Stii ca poti sa faci profiterol acasa? Daca nu stii, spune-mi sa iti dau indicatiile (reteta). Numai bine si ma bucur de commentariile tale. Keep them comming :-)


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