In Nana's view Baba made the best borscht. This recipe captures the taste she remembers — served hot, topped with a dollop of sour cream and a slice of warm kulesha (like cornbread) on the side. Conjures up a lot of memories.
This is a traditional Ukrainian Christmas Eve dessert made from dried fruit. With an abundance of orchards in the Ukraine and lack of refrigeration, fruit was dried and used all year.
Well worth the effort to make from scratch! Add a large candle to the centre and some greenery and you have a lovely and tasty centre piece for your table. Check out the recipe we added today to our recipe section. Bread maker version is coming soon.
It's been a while since we did anything here. We are about to have a flurry of activity. Nana has been working very hard to preserve the recipes she has learned from her mother also known as "Baba". We start it off with Baba's Waffles (Ukrainian Rosettes). Check under the recipe heading for full recipe and images to help guide you through making this crispy and delicate treats.
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.