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Varenyky recipe with a Mediterranean twist

Being veterinarian and part Italian and part Ukrainian I came up with a little twist on the traditional Ukrainian pierogi (varenyky). Instead of serving with just melted butter and onion try adding rosemary and sage leaves which crispen up nicely in the butter to add extra texture and taste to an already wonderful dish.


Lavender infused Ukrainian vodka recipe

Ukrainian vodka

Best time to pick lavender is when a third of the flower has opened and third about to open and a third still unopened. Always use Culinary lavender like  Lavandula angustifolia (sometimes sold as L. officinalis or L. vera), Hidcote or L. intermedia. Never use a decorative lavender as they taste very bitter. 1.Place lavender in a… Read More »