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Bitaemo !   Welcome to Petrosha’s blog.

I would like to share a little bit of my Ukrainian heritage with you.

I grew up in a small rural community in Manitoba, Canada.  Our village population was just under 900. We were predominately a farming community.

Both of my parents spoke Ukrainian in our home.  Unfortunately, my siblings and I were integrated into the mostly English-speaking community and we only learned the basics of the Ukrainian language.  It is my intention to take Ukrainian language classes one day.  Perhaps I’ll share this journey of my learning experiences at a later time on my blog.

Speaking of experiences, take a look and try out some of my traditional Ukrainian food recipes.  Some of the recipes have been handed down to me from my grandparents and mom, and have never been published in any recipe books.

I really like sharing my Ukrainian traditions.  Although these may differ from yours, they are my recollections of growing up in a Ukrainian-Canadian home.

Please join me as I share some of my recollections of growing up as a Ukrainian-Canadian in the prairies.  It’s easy to receive my new posts: just click on Follow.  Each time I write and add a new post, you’ll receive an email that will direct you to my blog.

All rights reserved on my recipes and photos. If you wish to use any of my photos, please contact me directly at petroshasblog@gmail.com.

I welcome your comments and feedback.

Thank you,

Petrosha

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  1. Looking forward to your blog! I have my Baba’s recipe books but doing a quick inline search for “Ukrainian beet greens” brought me to you. I was born in SwanRiver and spend my childhood and early teens in Dauphin. The CNUF was great! Haven’t been back to it in decades.

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    • Thank you Lori for commenting on my blog. I’m glad you enjoy the recipes. Keep watching as I’m finding more of my mom’s recipes all the time. I always test them before posting. So glad to hear the CNUF was wonderful. Thanks again.

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  2. We have my grandmothers recipe box, a treasured, loved reminder of her. You can almost feel her hands on the box. She and my grandfather were born in the Ukraine and came to the U.S. as very young children. There is one recipe that we can’t figure out at all, and we are hoping someone will know what it is. There are no directions, only ingredients. The name is K(or h) ysylycha. The ingredients are: 2 cups oatmeal, 1tbsp flour, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 cake yeast, 1 1/2 cups water, 2 cloves garlic, 1tsp salt, 1/2 caraway seeds. That’s all that’s written. Does anyone know what this is. Thank you

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  3. I have my Baba’s recipes and they never fail! We look forward to Ukrainian Christmas Eve with Joy every year. My children have also added their version to it in their home.

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  4. Hi,
    I am interested in all things Ukrainian. My Grandparents ( Alex Badiuk and Della Gushliak) grew up in Vita Manitoba. Later they moved to Fort Frances. Was just looking up different Ukrainian recipe cookbooks when your blog came up.
    Annette Badiuk-Feller

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  5. Hello…very happy to find this recipe…seems like the best around with great advice about prepping the wheat….our Mom is in a Care Home now, so my sister and I are doing are best to carry on and host a big supper for many friends and family…with so much support and so many contributors I don’t know how Mom did it alone for so long!!!! Curious about which Manitoba town you are from….I am from Sandy Lake…..don’t feel compelled to tell me if you’d rather not…..anyhoo….off to rinse and roast!!
    Thanks again!

    Deb

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    • Hello Deb,
      Thanks for checking out my blog. I am so happy that you are keeping the traditions going. It’s my hope that my stories and my recipes will inspire others. Your mom is lucky to have you make her and your family an authentic Ukrainian dinner and I believe she is a special person who has passed on a sense of tradition. Merry Christmas! Христос народився !
      Petrosha

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