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Hello! I am Adina. I was born in Romania, have been living in Germany for the past 13 years with my husband and more recently two wonderful little children. Well, not so little anymore, Bruno is 8 years old and Perla is 5.

Needless to say I love cooking with a passion. And baking too. I could spend my whole day in the kitchen and not be bored of it.

When I came to Germany I wasn’t even able to boil an egg properly, so we mostly lived on bread and cheese and what my mother-in-law occasionally cooked for us. But soon I found an old cookbook that my mother-in-law forgot in the house as she moved out and started trying to decipher it. I say trying because at the time my German knowledge reduced itself to ‘Hallo, mein Name ist Adina’ and ‘Wie geht es dir?’ As I started a German language course a few months later I still couldn’t really have a conversation in German, but my kitchen vocabulary was totally impressive.

That is how I started cooking. Since then I collected hundreds of cookbooks and thousands of recipes. I always say, I’d probably need to live 10 lives to be able to cook every recipe I have in the house. 🙂 I wish I would!


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Karen (Back Road Journal) April 13, 2016 at 14:03

It sounds like your come a long way with your cooking skills…how wonderful. It is nice to meet someone living in Germany, my husband and I travel there often.

Adina April 14, 2016 at 07:14

Thank you Karen, nice to meet you. Germany is a beautiful country indeed.

Rosa April 17, 2016 at 09:34

Hi Adina! I just finished reading your About Me page … I think you must be my twin sister! 🙂

I’m was born in Canada but my parents are from Italy. For the last 10 years, I have been living in Germany with my husband and three children. When I first moved here, I didn’t speak much German, but then my husband got me a year’s subscription to Für jeden Tag, and my German improved immensely.

I also have hundreds of cookbooks (my husband says that I have too many) and thousands of recipes saved all over the place. hehe

If you’d like, email me at rosasdolcevita@gmail.com. I would be nice to hear from you. 🙂

Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Sonntag!!

Liebe Grüße aus Niedersachsen,


Adina April 17, 2016 at 20:21

Hi Rosa. That is a nice introduction! I am glad you stumbled upon my blog.


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