Here is Baba kitchen, near Lviv. At least was home until she have to immigrate to stinking Canada, where is motto, Peace, Order and Lie to Ukrainian Immigrant. Buy several copy her book, and maybe she afford to visit her home. And join Ukrainian Revolution.

Slava Ukraina! Glory to Ukraine, and death to Soviets!

Baba actual live in British Columbia, and is available to travel to tell you story.

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Which one you think is Baba? Like Chaka Khan sing, "I am every woman." Ha! Okay, okay, beautiful one on left is Raisa real Baba. Rest is her auntie. When they not using horse, they make car share co-op. She don't know why one is skinny; this not normal.

Baba's coat of arms, Haletzia province


Baba’s Kitchen

Ukrainian Soul Food

Table of Contents


Chapter One

Zup (Soup)


Borshch and other Ukrainian soups the traditional way, step by step. Meat and vegetarian versions. Includes clear shopping instructions: “Don't buy onion have green thing growing out from top. She busy making baby, not have time for you.” Baba reveals the soup behind the sudden death of her friend's abusive husband.


     Baba's Ukrainian  Borshch
     Bismanyy: Vegetarian Borshch
     Clear Bismasnyy Borshch
     Chicken Soup
     Soup with Vushka (Dumplings)
     Beef Stock
     Hanya's Vegetable Soup
     Baba's Ukrainian Minestrone
     Horokhivka: Pea Soup
     Hrybivka: Mushroom Soup
     Vegetarian Broth
     Soviet Soup
     McCarthy Soup

Chapter Two

Salata: Salad


Distinguish yourself from a Neanderthal, stop lawsuits for your biting dog, learn painless thong removal.


       Baba's Garden Salad & Dressing
       Baba's Dinner Salad
       Buryak Salata (Beet Salad)
       Buryak Salata v Krop (With Dill)
       Buryak Salata v Peretz (Pepper Beet 
       An Introduction to Potato Salad 
       Most Basic Kartoplya: Potato  Salad
       Siberian Kartoplya with Peas
       Ukrainian-German Warm Potato 

       Sophisticated Potato Salad
       Roasted Vegetable Salad
       Creamed Vegetables                                   
       Ukrainian Coleslaw
       Vegetable Sandwich


Chapter Three

Vegetable & Meat Dressing 


The urgent romantic matter of a full fridge by your bed. Men don't leave at 3 a.m. Because they're scared of commitment. They leave because they're scared of the diet soda and lettuce leaf. Let Baba be your Mayonnaise Love Expert.


Plain Vinahret: Vinaigrette Dressing 

Lemon Dressing 

Smetana (Sour Cream) Dressing 

Smetana v Khrin (Horse Radish) 

Ukrainian Mayonnaise

Baba's Favorite Mayonnaise

Baba's High Octane Mayonnaise

Med v Mak: Honey Poppyseed Dressing


Pidlyvi (Sauces) are in Chapter Twenty Two


Chapter Four


Nalysnyky i Mlyntsi: Crepes & Pancakes


Childbirth Rituals: Bum stab a cowardly husband, tame an unruly placenta and introduce a baby to the world of love and mortgages.


Basic Nalysnyky (Crepes) 

Buttermilk Nalysnyky

Linyvi (Lazy) Nalysnyky


Crepe Fillings:


Hryb (Mushroom) Filling 

Savory Syr (Cottage Cheese) Filling

Sweet Cheese Crepes

Cabbage Crepes

Meat Crepes

Pig Brain Filling

Orange Crepes

Honey Crepes

Apple Crepes


Maslanitsya: Ukrainian Mardi Gras


Haul the Butter Goddess around in a sleigh, light fires and throw stale pancakes at politicians.


Mlyntsi: Ukrainian Pancakes

Hrechanyky: Buckwheat Pancakes


Chapter Five


Baby Food


Chapter Six


Vesna: Ukrainian Spring and Easter Traditions 


Easter and Spring Equinox traditions: Colored eggs, pussy willow spankings and a monster chained to a rock.


Shynka v Med: Honey Baked Ham

Buryak i Khrin/Tsvikli: Beet & Horseradish Relish


Other Easter foods are found throughout the book, for example: 

Chapter Seven


Yiytsy: Egg Recipes


Cope with passive-aggression (getting and giving), snake bite, Einstein, Overeaters Anonymous lapses, Presbyterian sex and reluctant bachelors.


Dilled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs II to Infinity

Deviled Eggs with Mushroom Caps

Eggs in Cream

Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled Eggs with Tomato and Onion

Scrambled Eggs with Bacon

Pickled Eggs

Perfect Plain Omelet

Mushroom and Cheese Omelet


Chapter Eight


Kurka: Chicken Recipes


Avoid bleached blonde poisoning, learn how not to be a lame white person in New Orleans, order a black leather cardigan from the Black Leather Baba Catalogue.


Roast Chicken

Honey Lemon Garlic Roast Chicken

Chicken in Cream with Dill

Kotleta Po Kyivsky: Chicken Kyiv

Kotleta Po Kyivsky New Orleans 

Olenyicha (Venison) Winnipeg-Kyiv

Beef Donbas

Chicken Kyiv with Bacon and Asparagus

Fried Chicken in Cream 


Chapter Nine


Masnyy: Meat Recipes


Make Ukrainian Cocaine, learn a heartwarming Ukrainian folk song: My Mother Beat Me With a Birch Rod, tenderize meat under your saddle.


Huliash: Goulash

Son of Huliash 

Zayitz: Meat Loaf

Plain Meat Loaf

Stuffed Meat Loaf

Bytky: Pounded Steak

Ukrainian Pepper Steak

Garlic Bread

Garlic Croutons

Roast Beef

Shashlyk: Shishkebob

Chapter Ten

Sichenyky i Zrazy: Meat Patties & Meat Balls


Nude encounter groups, cooking with a fly swatter, why your meat balls are too small and JK Rowling is just plain wrong about Dobby.


Sichenyky: Meat Patties) 

Zrazy: Ukrainian Meat Balls

Zrazy v Khrin: Horseradish Stuffed Meat Balls

Spinach Sichenyky: Vegetarian Patties

Chapter Eleven

Winter Solstice


Sviat Vechir, Koruksun, Rizdvo: Holy Eve, Day of the Dead,  and Winter Solstice/Christmas traditions. Talking animals, hungry ancestors, golden sky horses and pudding on the ceiling. Menus for these holidays are referenced to other chapters. Also:


Hrustychky: Icicles or Sweet Nothings

Kolach: Circle of Life Bread

Sviat Vechir (Holy Eve) Clean up


Chapter Twelve


Hryb (Mushrooms)


Seduce and poison Nazis, the organic way. Baba is a mushroom picking expert!


Hrybova Pidlyva: Mushroom Sauce

Easy Pickled Mushrooms

Hryb i Smetana: Mushrooms in Sour Cream

Fried Hryb: Fried Mushrooms

Battered Hryb: Battered Mushrooms

Baked Hryb: Baked Mushrooms

Hryb Baked with Goat Cheese 

Hryb Sichenyky: Mushroom Patties



Chapter Thirteen

Varenyky i Vushki: Perogies & Dumplings


Why the sexy, desperate women on your favorite TV shows are barking up the wrong dog. Lazy verenyky for your lazy self.


Varenyky: Perogies

Syr: Cottage Cheese Perogies

Non-Dairy Perogy Dough 

Kartoplya: Potato Perogies

Kapusta: Sauerkraut Perogies

Linyvi Varenyky: Lazy Perogies

Linyvi Verenyky with Potato Dough 

Dessert Varenyky: Plum and Berry Perogies

Vushka (Ear Dumplings)

Hryb: Mushroom Perogies

Fish or Meat Perogies



Chapter Fourteen


Holubtsi: Cabbage Rolls


Sabotage hippies and nasty neighbors, be a Cadillac kozak, peel cabbage in a trailer park.


Bismasnyy: Meatless Holubtsi

Hryb: Mushroom Holubtsi

Kasha: Buckwheat Holubtsi

Kasha i Syr: Buckwheat & Cheese Holubtsi

Kasha i Hryb: Buckwheat & Mushroom Holubtsi

Holubtsi With Meat (or Vegetarian Ground Beef)

Linyvi (Lazy) Holubtsi


Chapter Fifteen


Syr: Cottage Cheese Recipes


Baba Riddle: What's the difference between a cheese dumpling submerged in water, and a kid holding its breath?

Answer: Don't wait for the dumpling to turn blue. It won't. Hahahahahahahahaha.


Cheese Dip 

Cheese Spread

Cheese Halushky---Dumplings

Crazy Gourmet Cheese Halushky

Syrnychky (Cottage Cheese Patties) 


Chapter Sixteen


Riba: Lake Fish


Skinny dip with flair, catch trout with your bathing suit, allow men to be men---as long as they keep the massage oil flowing.


Baked Stuffed Trout

Alternate Rice Stuffing 

Fried Fish

Crazy Mixed Up Fish Balls

Panfried Sole



Chapter Seventeen

Ocean Fish


Scurvy Dog Baba gets seduced by a pair of black eyebrows and lives to cook and love again.


Ukrainian Pirate Baked Ocean Fish

Pickled Whitefish

Oseledets: Pickled Herring)

Herring Spread 

Sardine Spread 

Oseledets Salata: Herring Salad



Chapter Eighteen


Pechenia: Vegetable and Meat Stew


In Ukraina we say, So long as there is cabbage and potato, house is not empty. Baba herself never seen house with only these thing. Is usually at least couch and television. But you never know.


Kalempetsya: Mushroom Stew

Baba’s Ukrainian-Canadian Caribou Stew

Road Kill Stew

Carpathian-Canadian Lamb Stew

Kapusta i Horokh: Sauerkraut and Peas



Chapter Nineteen


Kartoplyanky: Potato Recipes


Ukrainian Cocaine, First aid for grated knuckles, permission to eat plenty of fat, what to feed annoying dinner drop ins.


Creamed Potatoes

Potatoes With Salo: Ukrainian Cocaine

Oven-Fried Potatoes

Potato and Cheese Bake

Grated Potato Bake

Deruny: Potato Pancakes


Chapter Twenty

Grains and Beans


The Ukrainian Bannia (Bath House): Spirits and rituals. Why a cold prickly hand on your rump is bad news in more ways than one. Incredible vegetarian dishes for around a dollar.


Kasha: Buckwheat

Baked Kasha

Ukrainian Pilaf

Kasha Casserole

Kasha Sichenyky: Buckwheat Patties

Kasha Loaf: Buckwheat Loaf

Kutya: Sweet Grain Pudding

Fasolia: White Bean Pate

Kulesha: Corn Meal Pudding)

Fried Kulesha

Chapter Twenty One

Lokshyna: Egg Noodles


Baba tears up a golf course on horse back, the Ukrainian origin of Constitutional freedoms, and the simplest noodle recipes ever.


Basic Homemade Egg Noodles

Noodle and Spinach Casserole

Noodles with Cottage Cheese

Noodles with Eggs

Baked Noodles with Cheese

Noodle and Meat Casserole

Noodle and Cabbage Budget Casserole

Festive Noodle Ring

Fried Cooked Noodles: Snack or Garnish

Egg Drop Noodles

Hrybok: Easy Omelet Noodles


Chapter Twenty Two


Pidlyvi: Sauces


Liven up dry mammoth, whole grains and parties.


Sliva: Plum Sauce

Plum Butter

Khrin I Smetana: Horse Radish Sauce

Tartar Sauce 

Kropova Pidlyva: Dill Sauce

Smetana (Sour Cream) with Green Onion Sauce 

Honey Onion Sauce


Chapter Twenty Three



Part (1) Ivana Kupala: Summer Solstice Erotic Rituals. The village that bathes together, stays together. Sexy Ukrainian songs, talking trees and stalking the elusive fire flower.


Vyshnia: Cherry Charlotte

Rohalyky: Almond Crescents

Kozak Honey Mousse 


Part (2) Non-traditional recipes for pie. Because who would believe a grandma book with no pie? And Baba is so good at making them.


Kozak Crab Apple Pie (with Whisky)

Perfect Pie Crust

Crab Apple Pie (No Whisky)

Cherry, Apple, Raspberry Pie

Peach or Nectarine Pie

Saskatoon Pie

Gooseberry Pie

Blueberry Pie

Rhubarb Pie

Rhubarb with Berries Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Tasty Sugarless Pie: made with fruit juice, not artificial sweetener

Ukrainian Flavored Vodkas


Part (3) Ahhhh. Back to traditional Ukrainian desserts. Drink of the gods, fermented honey cake, wild rose preserves on apple cake. Learn Baba's First Law of Thermal Underwear, essential to baking.


Uzvar: Fruit Stew

Yabluchnyk: Apple Cake

Rozha z Tzukhrom: Wild Rose Preserves

Medivnyk: Honey Cake

Honey Muffins 

Chocolate Honey Cake

Syrnyk: Ukrainian heesecake

Perekladadanets: Coffee Cake

Pampushky: Filled Doughnuts


Chapter Twenty Four

Mak: Poppy Seed


Baba runs afoul of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with her opium (or is it?) poppy crop, then gets her man.


Poppyseed Cookies

Poppyseed Cake

Makivnyk: Poppyseed Roll


Chapter Twenty Five


Ukrainian Folk Medicine:

Natural, Homemade Remedies


Deal with yeast infections, baldness, arthritis, colds, bruises, cracked nipples and PMS using common foods and plants.


      Rose Hip Tea

      Med: Honey Remedies

Honey Lemon Tea

Natural Arthritis Remedies

Honey Oatmeal Facial Mask

Baldness Cure

More Honey Remedies

Babka: Plantain

Malyna: Raspberries

Kalyna: Cranberries

PMS Cure

Yeast Infection Cure


Heart to Heart 
Sample Chapter 

Read from Raisa Stone’s upcoming book on Animal Communication, training and care.


Two Poems:

Love Ukraine by Volodimir Sosiura 


The Horsewoman of Chornobyl

by Raisa Stone




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