I am excited to announce that I will be conducting a korovai workshop on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Capital Ukrainian Festival in Ottawa (you can buy tickets here). It will be both informative and interactive: after a bit of an introduction to the origins and symbolism of the wedding korovai,... Continue Reading →
I came across this great article in Saveur, showcasing the korovai. How nice to read about one of our beloved wedding traditions in a well-respected culinary publication! On a side note, I promise to come back to the blog very shortly! Stay tuned.
When I hung up the phone with Kathy, all I could think of was, "What did I get myself into?" I had just accepted to make a three-tier korovai with baked-on decorations - something I had never tried before. Here's the inspiration picture... no biggie: The inspiration photo for the korovai I agreed to make... Continue Reading →
It's that time of year when sadly, I have to stop kidding myself by thinking it's still summertime. The days are cooler, windier and shorter, leaves are turning bright crimson and gold, and pumpkin spice lattes are on every coffee shop menu. A week from now, Thanksgiving will be over. Need I say more? Thankfully... Continue Reading →
I had so much fun making this korovai for my friend! She basically gave me carte blanche with a few preferences: "Here are some pictures that make me happy. I like the idea of a дерево життя (tree of life). I don't want the korovai to be fully covered with decorations. I like the doves to... Continue Reading →
Other than korovayi and bread, I also looooove baking dessert, both Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian alike. Cookies, pies, tortes, cakes, cupcakes, you name it. I've been on a cupcake kick for a few years now because they allow my creative side to take over (plus they're usually simpler to make than tortes and cakes). I don't... Continue Reading →