Cabbage Rolls – Holubtsi

These Cabbage Rolls – Holubtsi has roots in the Ukrainian dishes of my family using traditional inexpensive ingredients. Cabbage Rolls – Holubtsi Cabbage Rolls – Holubtsi is a traditional Ukrainian dish of cabbage leaves filled with a rice bacon onion filling then baked until tender. Recently I have been baking them 2 ways, one the…

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Beet Leaf Holubtsi

These traditional Beef Leaf Holubtsi feature the best of season. Beets In The Garden When I plan my garden I have a few must have veggies that are top priority in my kitchen. Number one on that list is beets. Beets are the most versatile vegetable I grow. I use the entire plant, and especially…

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Nalysnyky Ukrainian Crepes

Nalysnyky Ukrainian Crepes is a Ukrainian dish of cottage cheese filled crepes that are baked in cream until puffy and golden. When I  began cooking I found myself being drawn to traditional Ukrainian foods. The labor intensive dishes that you not only cooked to eat that night but always made extra for the freezer. Things…

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Borscht

Traditional Borscht has it roots in classic Ukrainian dishes, made with inexpensive home grown vegetables. I feel a bit stuck right now. Not in a rut so much as just avoiding a place where I am not sure I am ready to go yet. But if I don’t now, when? Funny how death does that.…

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Perishke

Perishke is still one of my most enjoyed Ukrainian dishes I prepare. Perhaps because they do bring back such strong memories of when I was a child and first discovered them. They were the catalyst of what made me want to learn how to cook.   It has been a roller coaster of a summer.…

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Organic Blueberry Perogies – Varenyky

One of the very first things I experimented with in my early days in the kitchen were perogies. I grew up eating them and knew I had to learn how to make them from scratch. Perogies are not hard to make but there is a definite learning curve when it comes to good perogy dough.…

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