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July 19th, 2022
2022-07-19 00:00 "Natenna" a dish that I remember my Ukrainian mother preparing. It was so tasty. It was made from a weed (lamb's quarters) that grew in our garden. The dish contained lamb's quarters, rice, lots of ga...
Gedo's Hammer, Baba's Borscht
2021-11-29 00:00 Current River (Thunder Bay) Memories and historical information on this community can be found in newly published book - "Gedo's Hammer, Baba's Borscht - Raising a Family in Current River1929-1989"A g...
Update to Baba's Ukrainian Easter Bread (Paska) - Scratch Version
2021-06-26 00:00
Nana’s Pickled Beets
2019-08-19 00:00 The flavour here is achieved by using cider vinegar, brown sugar, mixed pickling spice and *beet water.  White vinegar, white sugar and regular water are more commonly used, but I prefer the pickled b...
Recipe Updates
2018-09-13 00:00 Nana's Pickled Beets has been revised and the bread machine version of the Poppy Seed Roll has been added.
Ukrainian Honey Cake (Medivnyk)
2018-09-13 00:00 ​Honey cake is traditionally served at Ukrainian Christmas.  Buckwheat honey gives this cake a distinct flavour. There are many honey cake recipes worth trying, but I have persevered with this one: ...
Ukrainian Mushroom (Pidpenky) Sour Cream Gravy
2018-09-12 00:00 Gedo would go into the bush and come back with bags of field mushrooms (pecherytsi).  These would be dried in the oven of the old wood stove we had in the basement. In the winter, Baba would use the...
Ukrainian Cottage Cheese Crepes (Nalysnyky)
2018-09-11 00:00 Served not only at Ukrainian Christmas and special occasions, but anytime there was a craving.  They can be baked or fried in butter. The cheese filling can be savory or sweet. Quite often I make th...
Dill Pickles a.k.a. Nana’s Pucker Pickles
2018-07-26 00:00 No meal was complete without homemade dills.   Baba made them every year. They were delicious.  ​
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  • Patricia Caine (nee Rusnak) is originally from Thunder Bay, ON. Both her parents came to Canada from the Ukraine. She has put these recipes together as a tribute to her parents, for her family and Canada's 150th.

    Site maintained by Robert Brown, her son-in-law.