Poltava style borshch with buckwheat halushky

  Ivan Kotliarevsky in his famous Eneida describing Ukrainian hospitality wrote about famous ancient dish – Poltava style borshch with buckwheat halushky. First grind the salo (fatback) using a pestle and mortar – that is a traditional way or mince it using a mincer – a modern way or just cut it in tiny little […]

Poltava style borshch with buckwheat halushky

Crimean tartar chebureky with simple dough recipe

  Crisp outside and juicy inside! The dough for the chebureky is nothing unavailable – just flour, salt, water and a splash of oil, that is must-have simplicity of each true ethnic cuisine – checked by ages, plain and suiting everybody’s taste. Sift the flour into a bowl, add 1/2 tsp salt. Make a well in […]

Crimean tartar chebureky with simple dough recipe

Stuffed marrows

  Chicken breast, peanuts and marrows make this delicious dish. Moreover, cooking the stuffed marrows you will not take much trouble with pre-cooking the stuff. Mince the ingredients – and the stuffing is ready! For the stuffed marrrows, cut the marrows in half lengthways and using a spoon scoop out flesh with all the seeds. Season the […]

Stuffed marrows

Paska (with dried yeast)

The paska recipe with dried yeast. The paska is not too sweet and perfect to combine with sausage, beet & horseradish starter (burachky), eggs and cheese. Having returned from the Holy MassWell you can have blessed food for breakfast. Whats inside the basket? Paska and other Easter dainties! Heat gently the milk with the butter […]

Paska (with dried yeast)

Mushroom omelette

Mushroom omelette is on the table in 5 minutes!Will it be the breakfast or the nourishing pick me up – it’s for you to decide. Mushroom omelette is so easy-to-make that it is perfect recipe to get your kids involved in cooking. Peel the garlic and shred. Quickly wash the mushrooms (if let them soak for a […]

Mushroom omelette

Vushka to borshch (video)

Vushka to borshch – the one of the most popular dishes on the Ukrainian Christmas Eve. More recipes for Cristmas Eve dinner: – kutia (recipe with video) – borshch – fasting sous with Wild white (King bolete) dried mushrooms – fasting holubtsi with potatos – stuffed fish – knish with buckwheat – homemade bread – uzvar (compote) […]

Vushka to borshch (video)

Ukrainian borshch

Royal soup for either festive feast or everyday meal. To prepare the dish without meat you will spend less time than for classic meat Ukrainian borshch but that veg one tastes perfectly rich! Pour 600 ml water over butter beans, put the lid on, bring to the boil, then remove and wait until cool. Peel […]

Ukrainian borshch

Beetroot kvass

Beetroot kvass is a splendid ancient seasoning for a borshch without any artificial additives. Peel the beetroots, chop them roughly. Break the whole garlic bulb into gloves, peel them and slice. Tip veg into 3 l jar, pour over water and place the rye bread slice on top. Cover the jar with linen and keep […]

Beetroot kvass

Herring under fur coat – Shuba salad

Classic herring under veg fur coat known also as Shuba (fur coat in Ukrainian) salad – everything except the potato. The matter is one can cook potatoes or rice or anything else as a hot side dish, and – voila – garnished Shuba salad is not snack any longer – but perfect dinner. Especially if the herring is homepickled and the mayonnaise is […]

Herring under fur coat – Shuba salad

Homemade mayonnaise

  Homemade mayonnaise – that is not only delicious taste of your favorite sauce, but the benefits of natural ingredients! All you need – half of a lemon, a whole egg (with no `what to do with leftover egg whites?`), some oil, salt, mustard and of kitchen appliances – a stick blender. To use lemon efficiently, […]

Homemade mayonnaise