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Hello! I am Adina.

Where Is My Spoon is a blog where you will find delicious and family friendly recipes, all made from scratch. From simple healthy soups to sumptuous cakes for special occasions, all our recipes have been tried and loved by our family and our friends. You will find lots of Romanian and German recipes, but not only.

I was born in Romania but I 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!

Contact:

Adina Beck

[email protected]

23 comments

Karen (Back Road Journal) 13/04/2016 - 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.

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Adina 14/04/2016 - 07:14

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

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Rosa 17/04/2016 - 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 [email protected]. I would be nice to hear from you. 🙂

Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Sonntag!!

Liebe Grüße aus Niedersachsen,

Rosa

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Adina 17/04/2016 - 20:21

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

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Shreya 25/04/2017 - 09:39

Your blog is beautiful. Keep it up. I have my blog too feel free to share your views here is a link to it https://rosesunshine1314.wordpress.com/about/

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Tanya 01/06/2017 - 19:48

Hello Adina! Its funny , i also have two kids (3 and 1) and moved from my home country (russia) to US. And also have a food blog ! Nice to meet you !😘 Where exactly in Germany do you live ?i have many relatives living in Germany in a few cities . Cheers !

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Adina 01/06/2017 - 20:29

Nice to meet you too, Tanya. I live in Diemelsee, Hessen and we do have lots of Russian people around here, a few neighbors as well. 🙂

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Karin 12/10/2017 - 15:29

Hi Adina! My name is Karin, I am a German living in England. I have no kids, no food blog, no husband, but I am a food enthusiast and loveeee to cook, although I used to stick with the more “exotic” things like Brazilian, Ghanaian, Korean…. Recently, I came upon a book about Russian cuisine in a bookstore, and I got that and another one about Polish cooking. And then one on the cooking of the Central Asian regions of Russia. They set me off, what with winter being at our doorstep and their stuff is perfect for that season, and I started looking around on the internet for cookbooks from the rest of Eastern Europe. Pinterest led me to your site, and I am soooo glad I found it! Your Romanian food is delicious, I have already cooked a huge batch of your White Bean Soup, it is amazing, and many other dishes will follow (once my freezer real estate allows…). Please keep up this great job you’re doing, and post many many more Romanian recipes, I have so far collected about 40 from here!

Ich hoffe du hast einen wundervollen Urlaub mit deiner Familie in Frankreich. Viele Grüße an euch alle!

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Adina 12/10/2017 - 17:32

Hi Karin. So nice to read your comment and I am happy you like my recipes, I hope they all work for you. Let me know what you do try and feel free to criticize what won’t work. They are all long-tried recipes, I just hope that I am able to explain them well, so that they work for everyone.
We are on holiday in Poland now and we are having such great food in hotel and the restaurants around here, that I am already thinking about all the Polish recipes I could cook and post on the blog.😉 More Eastern Europe recipes, some quite similar to Romanian recipes and sooooo delicious.
Take care and I hope to hear from you soon.

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Pradipta 30/11/2017 - 12:48

Hi Adina, I liked your blog. A source of all YUMMMMY dishes. Some of your recipes are really awesome. Very smart & easy too. Though mostly girls own food blog but I still have a food blog.

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Adina 14/01/2018 - 18:45

Hi Pradipta. Thank you and sorry I haven’t replied until now. I checked Fav Counter, it looks great.

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Ginny Cassidy-Brinn 14/01/2018 - 17:22

These recipes look amazing. I am excited to try them. However, I can’t seem to read the full recipes because of the brightly colored column containing links to facebook, pinterest, etc in the left margin. Is there any way to eliminate this?
Thanks.

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Adina 14/01/2018 - 18:33

Hi Ginny. Sorry about that, I checked and it looks ok on my kindle and mobile phone. Try on a laptop as well, that should work better. I will see if I can find a better solution for the social media icons. Maybe it has something to do with the resolution of your screen?

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Claudine 28/03/2018 - 21:18

Hi Adina,
I stumbled on your blog looking for a recipe for what my Mother and Grandmother referred to as Walnut cake. My Grandmother was from Arad, and her version seems to be similar to your Romanian one but instead of rum she added raisins to the dough. I’ve tried getting the recipe from my Mum, but she cooks by feel anf doesn’t have a written recipe. My Grandfather was Bulgarian, and I grew up eating food that I would consider morr Hungarian style. My Mum came to Australia when she was 5 in 1950 due to the war. I’d love to travel to Romania one day. I’m a Mum to 3 girls. Interestingly, we know quite a few people called Adina, but they are all Armenian. I look forward to trying out your recipes.

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Adina 29/03/2018 - 09:16

Hi Claudine,
Thank you for your message, it was nice to read. Which walnut cake do you mean, I have quite a few, and I am not sure right now? Adina is a super common name in Romania and I have met a few Russian women called Adina too, but never Armenian. Well, I have never met an Armenian person at all… 🙂 I would love to travel to Australia one day, I think that except for Cuba, Australia would be my number one travel destination at the moment. I hope you enjoy my recipes.

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Pamela Lewis 12/04/2018 - 18:18

Adina!! I just tried your sou cream muffins. Well, my dear lady, I think I am in heaven. These are the best sweet muffins I have ever eaten. I used unbleached wheat flour and was a bit concerned that the muffins might be a bit heavy. They are not. This is a recipe I will teach my little granddaughters to make. Thank you for the lovely recipes. I will certainly view your recipes often. p.s. How do you stay so thin?😋

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Adina 12/04/2018 - 19:32

Hi Pamela. I am so glad you liked the muffins, they are our most baked ones, either simple or topped with whatever we feel like topping them. Who said that I was thin??? Definitely not me… 🙂 🙂

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Raluca Berinde 21/11/2018 - 22:46

Hello Adina!i had a stroll through your website and I can say that I fell in love with the recipes!I used to love cooking soo much,but due to living with my parents for a while have been away from the cooker…i ll definetly be back with one of your recipe…yummy …can t wait to try them!!!

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Adina 22/11/2018 - 07:04

Hi Raluca, so nice to read your comment. I hope you get back to cooking soon. 🙂

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mary rivera 16/07/2019 - 23:50

So wonderful to find your website,I was born in NYC many of my neighbors were German and Russian and then moved to PA. where my neighbors where Romainan,Croationand Hungarian so I learned a lot about their foods .Thank you I look forward to your recipes.

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Adina 17/07/2019 - 12:27

Thank you, Mary, I hope you will find many recipes you like.

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Olga 23/07/2019 - 19:10

Hi, I was wondering about the name of your blog- “where is my spoon?”. Where did it come from? There is a russian folk story on it so I was just intrigued.

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Adina 23/07/2019 - 21:24

Hi Olga. There is no story behind it. 🙂 But I am interested to know about the Russian story.

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