I’m Lia and this is me, all in one breath:
I’m a food lover, avocado obsessed, slave of my cats, stubborn, crazy for cheese, still afraid of the dark little kid, determined, lovely person…..and a perfectionist who over uses emoticons .
This is my journey and adventures with food, learning the basics, failing at the basics, tackling challenging recipes, cleaning the pots and starting again. Once kitchen’s enemy number one, now making plans for week-end menu, grocery lists, overcoming sleepless nights and dreading the piles of dishes….and moping over stone hard muffins , ruined truffles, dull pies….but glowing, smiling and grinning over delicious cheesecakes, perfect cookies, savory pasta and tasty pizzas…..and avocado on goat cream cheese . With each recipe, I’ve learned something new and that every small thing might be important for a tasty result. But I want to share with you, all that I’m learning because cooking and baking is not as impossible as I once thought.
And since my cooking tantrums need a victim, I have just the perfect guy to gobble the tasty results, comment on my experiments or offer me suggestions.
I’m also a Romanian living in Poland trying to learn some Dutch ….and I strongly believe that my Polish cats understand Romanian .
The amazing recipes from the food blogs I follow, my mum’s 20 years old recipe collection (hand written by herself), the meals and sweets from my childhood and the Polish flavors around.
My lovely assistants : Misha (aka Sack Boy ) and Stefan (aka Prince of Darkness)
I could not have more different cats than these two here.
Misha is the lunatic, running from one corner to the other, playing with every possible thing he can find, stealing all my hair elastics for his own amusement…a total goof ball.We call him Sack Boy cause his belly hangs like a soft pouch .
As my assistant, he’ll appear in some of the photos cleaning after a photo session, testing and making sure that the food has the right consistency.
And then we have Stefan, the Prince of Darkness, walking like the noble feline that he is, too wise for petty toys .
He’s posture and behavior are those of a lord, he will not beg for food in the noisy way of Misha, but just sits next to you, following your every move, or laying a gentle paw to inform you that he is there….waiting…staring at you.
He will not be picked up, squized in a hug or played with, as with Misha, for he is the Lord of Darkness and will be petted only when and where he wishes (his head only).
But he’s sweeeeet and he knows it .
He’s not very excited to appear in my photos, but he will indulge me from time to time.
Thank you to the people that shared their ideas and time for my blog and made this bunny very happy.
To Adelina, who simply told me “let’s do it” when it was just a distant dream for me and hours later we had a blog page for my Bunny. It was quickly clear to me why she likes consultancy management so much.
To Christi, the technical master mind behind the blog, who brought it to life, made it up and running and added all those details that I wouldn’t have thought of. You can find him here 🙂
To Alice, who created the image of Mr. Bunny and put him on canvas which I now dearly hanged in my work room.
To Lucia, who used her talented little fingers to saw me this sweet beautiful apron. It makes me feel like a girl from the 50’s.
And of course, to my partner in crime, who has to taste everything I cook, has to see me covered in flour, throwing spoons when I’m frustrated and doesn’t mind when I skip on movie nights so I can write, edit or immerse myself in photography tutorials.