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Ukrainian Christmas and Classic Borscht

Ukrainian Christmas and Classic Borscht

This Saturday, January 6, we will gathered in our home to celebrate Christmas as we do every year at this time. My ancestors were Ukrainian immigrants instrumental in settling western Canada in the late 19th and early 20th century.  They came from humble means to […]

Golden Glazed Beets

Golden Glazed Beets

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. This past summer, I had the pleasure of diving head first into the Red Deer community gardening scene.  And […]

Your Great-Grandmother’s Gatorade

Your Great-Grandmother’s Gatorade

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. We have had a very hot, dry summer here in Central Alberta this year.  Hot and dry enough that […]

When Reintroductions Go Right (and a recipe)

When Reintroductions Go Right (and a recipe)

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Nothing says summer like a frosty margarita, complete with fresh-squeezed lime juice.   There’s just something about the sweet […]

Ginger-Orange Water Kefir

Ginger-Orange Water Kefir

Lemons and I don’t get along. At all. Not even a little bit. I suppose we can tolerate being in the same room, and I do use lemon essential oil in some of my cleaning products.  But that’s it!

Greek Shrimp Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

Greek Shrimp Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Before I went AIP, I always ate my salads and fresh veggies with a healthy helping of creamy dressing, […]

Hot Coco

Hot Coco

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase, which helps keep this site running and supports my horse habit! Fall is once again upon us, and, with (Canadian) Thanksgiving […]

Sweet Potato Custard

Sweet Potato Custard

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase, which helps keep this site running and supports my horse habit! While Thanksgiving has already come and gone for those […]

Deruny (Ukrainian Potato Pancakes)

Deruny (Ukrainian Potato Pancakes)

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Latkes, draniki, placki, reibekuchen, kartoffelpuffer, bramborák.  The humble potato pancake is known by many names from many different cultures.  […]

Pidpenky (Ukrainian Creamed Mushrooms)

Pidpenky (Ukrainian Creamed Mushrooms)

Most cultures in the world have traditional dishes that are centered around, or include, mushrooms.  The Ukrainian culture is no different.  In fact, mushroom gathering for Ukrainians is quite the thing!