Hi there! I am so happy to have you here! I’m Sabine, the person behind everything related to this website. I am a full-time mom, and cook (for my family nowadays). After working in the restaurant industry for nearly 15 years, I took a break, started a family, moved to a new city, and started this blog. Although I LOVE working with food, I did not have the desire to return to the restaurant scene, but I deeply missed my kitchen. This is why I started Kitchen Timeout, and I am so passionate about it!

About my background

I was born in Romania, raised in Canada and I am now back in Romania, living in a beautiful city surrounded by mountains called Brasov. I also have a Greek background from my father’s side. My grandparents were born in Greece, and I lived in Thessaloniki for a year, in my teens. My family is still attached to this beautiful country and we visit it every year.

I have also lived in the South of France while attending culinary school. There’s a lot to say about my experience living in France, but for now, I’ll just say that France has a special place in my heart!

What you’ll find on Kitchen Timeout

The recipes on my website reflect my Canadian and European background, my culinary training, and my current lifestyle (busy mom of a super active toddler). I am obsessed with seasonal produce, and I am fortunate that here in Romania, the farmer’s markets are open daily.

You’ll find:

  • Easy and accurate recipes with step-by-step photos and instructions
  • Family recipes and recipes that I have developed.
  • Tips and tricks from a former chef
  • Cooking techniques to build flavour. I rarely use shortcuts or canned products.
  • A bit of everything, depending on my cravings. Expect healthy and not-so-healthy recipes:)

Get in touch

I love hearing from readers, so feel free to contact me by leaving a comment or question in the comment section of a recipe. You can also find me on Facebook or Instagram. For other inquiries, please contact me via email.

Thank you for visiting Kitchen Timeout, I hope you enjoy my recipes!