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Hi There!

Welcome to my space!

Welcome to my virtual world of flavors and happiness! My passion for carefully chosen recipes and good food, along with a commitment to sustainability and the art of living beautifully and naturally, inspired me to create this blog.

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About me

I'm Felicia, a Romanian-Canadian living in the beautiful Somerset countryside in the UK. I have a deep passion for exploring different cuisines and ingredients, seeing cooking as both an art and a science that requires creativity and patience.

Growing up near my grandmother in southern Romania, I learned her simple but traditional cooking skills. She taught me the importance of using fresh, local ingredients to make meals that are not only tasty but also healthy. This lesson has stayed with me as I’ve traveled the world, discovering new culinary traditions along the way.

But food is just one part of my life. I believe true happiness comes from enjoying life's small pleasures. So, I create content that celebrates these joys—from cozy home decor to tending a beautiful garden.

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More about me

12 years ago, I launched this website while living in sunny San Diego, California. Moving from Montreal, Canada, to California gave me a fresh start. After years in the corporate world with little time for family and hobbies, I decided to follow my passion for the art of cuisine and healthy eating and share it with others.

When I'm in the kitchen, I feel a strong connection to my mother and grandmother. Their culinary knowledge, techniques, and love for cooking for family and friends shape the recipes I cherish today. My mother also inspired me with her passion for creating special dishes.

I often remember the countless hours spent with my grandmother in the kitchen, watching her time-weary hands delicately sprinkle flour to make the most exquisite bread I've ever tasted. These moments bring back cherished memories, each one a testament to the rich culinary heritage passed down through generations.

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Vision

Living in different countries has given me a unique perspective on food cultures. Each place has its own culinary traditions, and exploring these has helped me connect deeply with different people and their stories.

Traveling and experiencing diverse cuisines has taught me the value of being open-minded. Sharing a meal goes beyond language and cultural differences, creating a universal experience that brings people together.

For me, the key to delicious and healthy meals is using fresh, seasonal ingredients. I always try to use locally sourced produce in my recipes, as it enhances both flavor and nutrition.

 

Beyond cooking, I take pleasure in home decor, cosy knitting, botanical crafts, and gardening. These activities bring warmth and beauty to life's everyday moments.

Explore

 

Welcome to my kitchen, where recipes come to life and flavors blend in harmony.

Here, I've gathered my favorite recipes and food experiences, from family traditions to culinary adventures abroad. I use fresh, seasonal ingredients to encourage others to see the importance of healthy eating.

In the kitchen, you can get creative and put your own twist on every recipe. It's a place where you can experiment with flavors and ingredients to make something truly unique to you. So, don't be afraid to let your imagination run wild and see where it takes you!

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you leave feeling inspired to create and explore in your own kitchen.

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