About Me



Welcome to my blog!   
                        
I'm so thrilled to be able to share my passion with you. Coming from a Transylvanian family with a rich tradition, cooking and baking were part of daily life. I enjoyed watching my mother in the kitchen and I can still remember, to this day, the wonderful aroma of her cooking filling the house. I started at a young age writing down everything she made and later, everywhere I went, and ate something that I liked, I asked for the recipe, went home and made it. 

Many years later, I am still making those traditional recipes that I learned back home, alongside with the new ones I learned and developed later in life. I love cooking, baking and having people to share  it all with. This is what my blog is all about.


I hope that you find my recipes and ideeas helpfull and inspiring to try them.


Enjoy and have fun!

Leia

Traditional Translational Restaurant in Poiana Brasov, Romania

I love to travel; to visit the old countries…
Romania, Hungary, Austria…

Places with rich history and beauty…Places close to my heart.
 
Peles Castle, Romania
It's just like going back in time...

 
 Bran Castle, (Dracula's Castle) Romania

Transylvanian Country Side


The City of Sighisoara, Romania





The City of Oradea, Romania




The beautiful city on the Danube; Budapest, Hungary








Beside the fact that I like to spend time in the kitchen (baking and cooking) I also like to travel.
... Just a few of the most recent places I've visited.

 Austria





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Enjoying authentic Italian pizza, in Rome....
needless to say, it tasted wonderful after all the waiting in line, (for more than an hour) to get a table...









just marvelling at all the wonderful produce in a Venetian market







A window display at one of the coffee shops...


                                    Inside a bakery; hard to resist all the goodies...



France
This coastal city is considered one of the most romantic places.


Switzerland
Country side; beautiful scenic drives, snow covered mountain peaks,  breathtaking views... They wrap your soul and make you never want to leave...


San Antonio
A boat ride on the canal makes you feel like you are in Venice.



One of my favourite places;  California. There are so many things to do….places to see... San Francisco is just one of my favourite cities. 


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Great tourist attraction while in San Francisco is Pier 39. There is always some kind of entertainment going on….


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No trip to San Francisco is complete without a visit to Ghirardelli's. Best ice cream sundae ever!!


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I love to check out Farmer’s Markets! Loved the fresh fruits!!


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Taking the scenic drive of the coastal hi-way makes  for one  memorable vacation. 

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A stop at Carmel-by-the-Sea is time well spent. The little town is filled with little shops, boutiques, art galleries, cafes and bakeries….a shopper’s paradise. Something for everyone. 


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I'm always  tempted  by the freshly baked pastries… who can resist those pretzels in the window ?  :-)   

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This castle is a beautiful place to visit; it reminds me of Europe... 


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After all that walking, one needs to eat. And what better place, then at one of the local restaurants on the 3rd street Promenade; a street busy with people, shops, restaurants, cafes and live entertainment at every step.  Shopping, walking, dinning...There is something for everyone


Hope you enjoyed my little tour of my favourite places. To see more of my favourite places go to:
     http://leiasculinarytreasures.blogspot.ca/2012/10/memories-of-europe.html


Leia’s Culinary Treasures


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