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About Me and My Cooking Blog

Published onDecember 24th, 2008 by
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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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I adore your blog! I check it very frequently for recipes of my favorite childhood dishes. It’s so great to be able to recreate the meals you remember as a kid with step by step instructions, and terrific illustrations! I’m originally from Armenia, and we had many of these multi-cultural culinary creations, some from Georgia, others from Ukraine. Thanks for not only helping me cook, but for giving me that warm and familiar feeling. Your blog is a wonderful walk down the memory lane for me. I remember going wild for Chebureki, Piroshki, Xachapuri and salad olivier. Waiting for you… Read more »

i was looking recipe for hvorost (brushwood) and found your blog. can you please redirect to recipe – i know it somewhere here but cannot find.
Thank you very much

Hi Julia,
my name is Yuliya and I like your site! Nice pictures, too! I also have a blog about Russian cooking ( http://www.yuliyas.com ), although right now most of the recipes I published there are not really traditionally Russian, just my own creations. It’s interesting to see how even the traditionally Russian recipes can be so different from person to person. I’d like to follow you on Twitter, please follow me too if you are interested (@YuliyasBlog)


Hello, I just found your site after visiting Ukraine for the first time and wanting to find out how to make some of the delicious food I ate there. I had a great marinated mushroom salad at someone’s house there, but I don’t know what it was called. It had small whole button mushrooms, I think julienned carrots, a dressing that involved garlic, vinegar, and sugar, and I don’t know what else. It did not have mayonnaise in it. Does this sound familiar to you?