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About Me and My Cooking Blog

Published onDecember 24th, 2008 by
That is me at Niagara Falls

Hello there,

My name is Julia and I am very glad you’ve stopped by to read my cooking blog

It looks like nowadays not many people have time and/or mood to cook food at home.

And I think, even less of them are actually enjoying the process of making home food, they probably think: making food is hard or boring.

So I really hope you will find recipes posted here useful, tasty and fun to prepare, and you will actually enjoy cooking them.

About me

I was born in USSR, the country which doesn’t exist anymore, nevertheless it is still hard for me to differentiate the dishes I prepare (and my mom prepares, and my grand mom does till now) by various countries cuisines they are supposed to be belong to. Just because all of them are the dishes I am used to eat since I was little, and I never bothered to think whatever it is Russian, or Ukrainian, or polish, or Hungarian, or Romanian, or Georgian, or god knows which else: if it tasted good – so I liked it. And I like it till now! That is why you can find dishes from various eastern European cuisines on my website.

I was living in Russia behind the polar circle for a while almost since I was born, then it was a time to study in university and that was in Ukraine, then I had an opportunity to live and work for few years in Austria. During my times of living in the heart of Europe, I’ve visited Italy, Romania, Poland, Germany, France, Czech Republic and I really love all those countries for their common and different sides, and I hope you will find a hints of each of them in my recipes.

Finally on the beginning of 2008 my foot was set on another continent: today I live and work in US, and I hope to discover interesting recipes of this part of the world. Looking back today I really think the possibility to travel like was one of greatest outcomes which the braking of USSR gave me, however I really miss my family in Ukraine and I really wish I can visit them more often.

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I hope you like my site, and If you can’t find here a recipe you are looking for feel free to ask me about it: if I know how to make it – it will be added to the site as soon as I can.

I also will be happy to answer any questions about recipes I’ve already posted: all of those recipes are done by me, photographed by my better half and eaten by both of us (and some times by our friends), so all those dishes are real homemade food we eat on daily basis.

As you probably noticed, I am posting new recipes regularly, feel free to follow me on Twitter, add EnjoyYourCooking to your Google Plus circles or become a fan of EnjoyYourCooking on facebook so you don’t miss updates. I also will be happy if you join me in comments to discuss recipes, homemade cooking or even just for fun.

I really think what by cooking food by your hands you are not only giving yourself and your family a chance to stay healthy, but you are also showing relatives you do care about them. I think it is important to know what is on your plate. Indeed, we are what we eat… So make your food yourself! And yes, Enjoy Your Cooking!


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11 months 3 days ago

Hi Julia,

I came across your blog upon searching info on “shuba” or seledka pod shuboj as you call it. Shuba was mentioned in an episode of ‘Flesh and Bones’ (tv series) but there is mention of using red caviar (in place of the herring). Have you ever heard of this variation?

You have a very interesting recipe site!

1 year 1 month ago

Great blog.

1 year 5 months ago

toje jivu v US i kakoy pozor – zabyla recept oliv’e! a tak zahotelos domashnen’kogo!=) zashla na vash sait, a tut stolko vsego horoshego i znakomogo! snachala oliv’e, potom vinegret, potom k pirojkam perejdu!) tolko jal’ ne mogu naiti tut kefir dlya oladushek, reshila zakazat tibetskij milk grib i samoj poprobovat doma delat!

1 year 9 months ago
Hi Julia, I came across your blog because I wanted to look up what “Mannaya kasha” was in English, and google pointed me to your recipe. I was also born in Ukraine, and it was so nice for me to see all these recipes that remind me of childhood on your website – khrustiki, sirniki, etc (by the way, don’t Russian food names look so strange when written in English?). Anyway, I followed your website on facebook and twitter, and I will be coming back often because I miss all the delicious food that I grew up and don’t eat… Read more »
2 years 9 months ago
Hello Julia I stumbled upon your blog while looking for recipes that use milk kefir. It is a great site and the photographs are awesome. I currently live in Edmonton Alberta ( which is bitterly cold in winter and has all four seasons) and am having to relearn food as the ingredients, weather and everything is so different from where I come from ( Kerala in India which is sunny, rainy, hot and near the ocean). I think Ukranian food will help me to use more local ingredients and also cook food according to the seasons here. I plan to… Read more »