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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

The Summer Farmyard Hop . . . and Mom's KICTO

99 degrees Fahrenheit outside in the shade, and indoors, even hotter, with Mom endlessly cooking and canning vegetables and fruits on the woodstove going full blast in the kitchen.


The rain barrel looked awfully tempting, but we kids didn't dare climb in -- there
might be dire consequences for polluting scarce soft water.



There were hundreds of chickens, turkeys, and geese on the yard. 

I could tiptoe or hop when crossing the desert of gray dust on the way to the well, but, coming back, carrying a pail of cold water, I had to plant my feet and diabolical, greenish goose poop inevitably would squish up between my bare toes.   Then I’d hobble along on my heels, drop the pail to slosh down in the porch, and reach about for a twig, anything, to swipe the guck out.

(L to R:   Marion Sabeski  and Diana)

We didn’t go anywhere much except for church and weddings.

But I always had books which I enjoyed reading over and over again.



If “the boys” weren’t working in the fields, they might be tramping about with the dogs

and finding interesting things like a fawn to bring home!

 At another time, we had a shed full of owls, but Mom drew the line at raccoons.  I guess they had some before I was born that opened up cupboards and made quite a mess.


Before we got too big for dolls, Diana and I used to scrape leaves aside and lay out sticks to make multi-roomed “houses” in the woods behind the house.

Then, up until grade 4, Mom would bring out the Eaton’s catalogue to order new school textbooks and that signaled the end of summer.


I was always glad to get back to school!

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I found another recipe Mom wrote out and her instructions brought back such memories of her making KICTO.  

“Roll out these pieces until you have very thin sheets.  Put a tablecloth on the table, spread sheets of dough out on this cloth and let dry for a while but not too brittle.  Cut in 2 ½ inch strips and pile 4 or 5 strips on top of each other.  Cut into thin noodles.”

I can see her doing this over and over!  For special occasions those noodles would be very, very fine and Mom had pillowcases stuffed with them!









Monday, 27 June 2016

BLOG INDEX from February, 2016

BLOG INDEX from February, 2016   also Basic Recipes I refer to again and again


APPETIZERS

     Smoked Salmon:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/victoria-british-columbia-and-smoked.html

ART:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/09/art-to-wear.html

BEANS, GREEN :  See VEGETABLES -- BEANS, GREEN

BEET GREENS:  see VEGETABLES -- BEET GREENS

BISCUITS

     Basic biscuits:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2012/12/tea-biscuits-and-in-laws.html

     Maple Cornmeal: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/03/easter-1974-and-maple-cornmeal-biscuits.html

     Maple Pecan biscuits:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/02/picture-books-for-kepler-and-maple.html

BREAD

     Tappan Hill Bread for Burgers:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/02/gedo-stadnyk-and-bread-for-burgers.html

BOOKS, PICTURE

2 to 3 years old: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/02/picture-books-for-kepler-and-maple.html

CAKE

     Angel Food Cake

     Kay's Chocolate Cake:

     Matrimonial Cake:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/cousins-and-matrimonial-cake.html

    Sesame Seed Cake:   http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/birthday-on-farm-and-sesame-seed-cake.html

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CAMPING RECIPES:

      CAMPING HAPPY HOUR SNACKS:

     Biscotti:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/09/exploring-in-cariboo-and-happy-hour.html

     Sauerkraut Pyrizhky:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/more-victoria-and-ukrainian-sauerkraut_22.html

     Tomatoes:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/04/camping-dreams-and-happy-hour-cherry.html

     Zucchini:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/silly-squirrels-and-zippy-zucchini.html

     CAMPING FOOD FOR HIKES:

     Calzone, Pepperoni:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/07/canada-day-camping-and-pepperoni.html

        Calzone, Spinach: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/more-waterfalls-in-cariboo-region-of.html

      Pagach:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/dad-happy-memories-and-ukrainian-pagach.html  

      Pizza, Margherita:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/a-hiking-she-does-go-and-pizza.html

      STEWS to FREEZE AHEAD and THAW in CAMP:

          Beef:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/diez-vistas-hike-at-bunsen-lake-and.html

       Beans:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/09/september-camping-in-cariboo-and.html

          Pork:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/may-1966-and-spicy-pork-stew-by-request.html


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CHICKEN

     Chicken Braised with Balsamic Vinegar:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/03/marathon-texas-and-chicken-braised-with.html

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CHINESE FOOD

     Meatball Soup:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/07/july-7-birthdays-and-chinese-meatball.html

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COOKBOOKS:

     The BEST of UKRAINIAN CUISINE by Bohdan Zahny (available online for $14.00 or less)


               Borsch with Sour Apples, page 48 (rating: good)
     

               Salad of Beets, Apples, and Kidney Beans page 148 (rating:  good and it tasted even better the next day)

               Salad of Meat, eggs, pickles page 11 (rating;  too many onions, too much dressing)

     500 SENSATIONAL SALADS: edited by Julia Canning

          Cucumber & Tomato Salad, p 48

THE FRUGAL GOURMET ON OUR IMMIGRANT ANCESTORS by Jeff Smith:  available online for less than $2.00:  lots of great recipes!



    SAVORY SALADS by Tupperware: available online for a penny!
 
                       * Chicken Waldorf Salad p. 52

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CRAB:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/more-summer-fun-in-surrey-and-crab.html

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DOUGHNUTS

     Sufganiyot (Jewish):  Draft

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DUCK

     Cracklings:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/salmonberries-george-donnie-and-duck.html

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EASTERN EUROPEAN FOOD:  see also UKRAINIAN RECIPES

     Hungarian Beans:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/09/september-camping-in-cariboo-and.html

     Russian Black Bread:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/deception-falls-and-russian-black-bread.html
     Russian Dill & Onion Bread:  p 421 in THE FRUGAL GOURMET ON OUR IMMIGRANT ANCESTORS by Jeff Smith:  (Our rating:  very good!)

Slovakian eggs:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/wedding-anniversary-and-slovakian-style.html

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EGGS

     French:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/glamping-in-johns-new-cabin-and.html

    Slovakian:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/wedding-anniversary-and-slovakian-style.html

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ELEANOR’S RECIPES


     Biscuit: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/02/picture-books-for-kepler-and-maple.html

     Duck:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/salmonberries-george-donnie-and-duck.html

     Keisto:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/03/march-5-1979-and-ukrainian-chicken.html

     Rice:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/07/more-of-gedos-family-and-lemony-rice.html

      Rye Pierogis with Kale and Radicchio stuffing:  
http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/02/galloping-off-to-laredo-and-rye-pierogi.html

      my SALAD DRESSINGS
Worcestershire French Dressing:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/01/vesper-and-exciting-new-french-dressing.html

     my SALADS
Green Bean and Roasted Pepper Salad:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/04/portland-oregon-with-3-year-old-and-my.html

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FORAN FAMILY

     DONNA:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/07/donna-in-portugal-and-broccoli-with.html

     NICOLE: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/09/art-to-wear.html

    PETER:   http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/03/peter-james-foran-and-headcheese.html

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GOOD GUYS:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/good-guys-and-cornmeal-pudding.html

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INDIAN FOOD

     Chicken Tikka:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/to-die-for-indian-chicken-tikka.html

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IRISH FOOD

     Beef steak:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/03/happy-st-patricks-day-and-dublin-steak.html

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LESCHYSHYN FAMILY HISTORY

     Baba Leschyshyn:
 http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/08/baba-leschyshyn.html

  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2015/04/ukrainian-soldiers-and-more-family-stuff.html

     Gedo Leschyshyn:
 http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2012/08/gedo-leschyshyn.html

http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/07/july-7-birthdays-and-chinese-meatball.html

http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/07/more-of-gedos-family-and-lemony-rice.html
 

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LIVER

     Curried:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/excellent-but-will-he-do-it-again-and.html

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MARY STADNYK'S LETTERS

March or April, 1974:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/03/easter-1974-and-maple-cornmeal-biscuits.html

Sept 6, 1978: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2014/09/september-1978-on-farm-and-garlic-steak.html

Sept 6, 1978:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/09/sept-6-1978-sour-cabbage-heads-and.html

March 5, 1979: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/03/march-5-1979-and-ukrainian-chicken.html

Sept. 29, 1981:  posting soon

Jan 17, 1981:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/01/mary-stadnyks-method-of-prepping-fresh.html

May 9, 1981:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/moms-letter-and-heritage-custard-pie.html

Dec 31, 1982:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2014/12/moms-work-worry-and-wear-down-so-eggs.html




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MARY STADNYK'S RECIPES

     Borsch:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/10/one-hundred-years-ago.html

     Butterscotch Pudding:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/10/my-choice-today-butterscotch-pudding.html

    Cabbage, Souring Heads:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/09/sept-6-1978-sour-cabbage-heads-and.html

     Custard Pie:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/moms-letter-and-heritage-custard-pie.html

     Dill Buns:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2014/12/ukrainian-cottage-cheese-and-dill-buns.html

     Holubtsi:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2013/12/mary-stadnyks-holubtsi-by-request.html

     Holubtsi, Part 2:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/12/mary-stadnyks-holubtsi-part-ii-and-my.html

     Kicto:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/the-summer-farmyard-hop-and-moms-kicto.html

     Matrimonial Cake:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/cousins-and-matrimonial-cake.html

    PIE CRUST: basic recipe:   http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2013/06/company-and-pie-crust.html

     Tapioca Pudding:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/02/nannetta-and-mary-stadnyks-tapioca.html

     Vareniki:   http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/06/perogiesvarenikipyrohi.html

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MOROCCAN B'STILLA:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/04/anastasia-lisa-in-morocco-and-moroccan.html

PIE CRUST: basic recipe:   http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2013/06/company-and-pie-crust.html

PEROGIES

Rye Pierogi with Kale and Radicchio stuffing:  
http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/02/galloping-off-to-laredo-and-rye-pierogi.html

PICTURE BOOKS:  see BOOKS, PICTURE

PIZZAS

     Margherita:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/a-hiking-she-does-go-and-pizza.html

     Spinach:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/more-waterfalls-in-cariboo-region-of.html

PUDDINGS

     Cornmeal (Indian):  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/good-guys-and-cornmeal-pudding.html

RICE

Perfect:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2015/07/no-fuss-no-muss-perfect-rice-every-time.html

Lemon:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/07/more-of-gedos-family-and-lemony-rice.html

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VANCOUVER

http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/burnaby-central-railway-and-nicoles.html

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SALAD

     Brussel Sprouts & Grapes:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/quotes-from-einstein-and-another.html

     Pickled beet & Charred Broccoli:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/04/marfa-texas-and-pickled-beet-charred.html

     Charred Tomatoes:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/burnaby-central-railway-and-nicoles.html

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SALAD DRESSING

Worcestershire French Dressing:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/01/vesper-and-exciting-new-french-dressing.html


SOUP
Hungarian Bean Soup:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-grouchy-ladybug-game-and-hungarian.html

     Italian Chicken soup with gnudi:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/florence-italy-and-italian-chicken-soup.html

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STADNYK FAMILY

     Nicholas:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/05/nicholas-and-ukrainian-pickled-mushrooms.html

     Tracey:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/07/july-7-birthdays-and-chinese-meatball.html

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STADNYK HISTORY

     Gedo Stadnyk:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/02/gedo-stadnyk-and-bread-for-burgers.html

     Donald Stadnyk:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/salmonberries-george-donnie-and-duck.html

     Donald Stadnyk: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/for-donald-ukrainian-honey-cake.html

     General: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/the-summer-farmyard-hop-and-moms-kicto.html

     George Stadnyk:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/03/for-george-ukrainian-eggplant-spread.html

     George Stadnyk:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/salmonberries-george-donnie-and-duck.html

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UKRAINIAN FOOD
     Babka filled with Poppyseed & Almond Paste:  Bryan made it!  (Recipe not blogged.)

     Borsch:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/10/one-hundred-years-ago.html

     Beet Leaf Holubtsi:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/lots-of-cooks-and-beet-leaf-holubtsi.html

     Cake, Medivnyk:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/07/ukrainian-weddings-old-days-chocolate.html

     Cake, Medivnyk:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/for-donald-ukrainian-honey-cake.html

    Chicken Noodle Soup:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/03/march-5-1979-and-ukrainian-chicken.html
   
   Dill buns:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2014/12/ukrainian-cottage-cheese-and-dill-buns.html

     Eggplant Spread: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/03/for-george-ukrainian-eggplant-spread.html

     Holubtsi:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/12/mary-stadnyks-holubtsi-part-ii-and-my.html

     Hyshki:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/03/peter-james-foran-and-headcheese.html

     Kicto:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/the-summer-farmyard-hop-and-moms-kicto.html

     Mushroom Filling and Mushroom Sauce:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2014/12/mushroom-gravy.html

     Mushrooms, Pickled: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/05/nicholas-and-ukrainian-pickled-mushrooms.html

Omelette, Hutsul:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/07/stuart-and-ukrainian-hutsul-style-omelet.html

     Pagach:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/dad-happy-memories-and-ukrainian-pagach.html

     Pork Roast with Caraway Seeds:  from PLEASE TO THE TABLE, p. 204 (not blogged)

     Pyrizhky, Sauerkraut:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/more-victoria-and-ukrainian-sauerkraut_22.html

     Pyrohy main recipe:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/06/perogiesvarenikipyrohi.html

     Pyrohy: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2013/11/bulgarian-sheeps-milk-cheese-onion.html

     Pyrohy:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2012/09/chicken-liver-perogies-paprika.html

     Salad:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/08/potato-salad-bukovina-style.html

     Soup, mushroom:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/08/ukrainian-mushroom-soup-with-little.html

     Soup, Pork Rib:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/07/birthdays-ivana-kupala-festival-and.html

     Spinach Babka: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2015/04/anastasias-party-and-ukrainian-spinach.html

     Vushka in Clear Borsch:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2014/12/ukrainian-christmas-food-vushka.html


VEGETABLES -- BEANS, GREEN

     Frozen Beans:  Basic recipe:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2012/09/purple-beans-from-anastasias-garden.html
   
    GREEN BEAN & ROASTED PEPPER SALAD:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/04/portland-oregon-with-3-year-old-and-my.html

VEGETABLES -- BEET GREENS

Beet Greens:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/03/the-longer-road-home-and-beet-greens.html

VEGETABLES -- BROCCOLI

http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/07/donna-in-portugal-and-broccoli-with.html




BLOG INDEX from February, 2016

BLOG INDEX from February, 2016   also Basic Recipes I refer to again and again

APPETIZERS

     Smoked Salmon:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/victoria-british-columbia-and-smoked.html

BEANS, GREEN :  See VEGETABLES -- BEANS, GREEN

BEET GREENS:  see VEGETABLES -- BEET GREENS

BISCUITS

     Basic biscuits:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2012/12/tea-biscuits-and-in-laws.html

     Maple Cornmeal: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/03/easter-1974-and-maple-cornmeal-biscuits.html

     Maple Pecan biscuits:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/02/picture-books-for-kepler-and-maple.html

BREAD

     Tappan Hill Bread for Burgers:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/02/gedo-stadnyk-and-bread-for-burgers.html

BOOKS, PICTURE

2 to 3 years old: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/02/picture-books-for-kepler-and-maple.html

CAKE

     Angel Food Cake

     Kay's Chocolate Cake:

     Matrimonial Cake:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/cousins-and-matrimonial-cake.html

    Sesame Seed Cake:   http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/birthday-on-farm-and-sesame-seed-cake.html

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CAMPING RECIPES:

      CAMPING HAPPY HOUR SNACKS:

     Sauerkraut Pyrizhky:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/more-victoria-and-ukrainian-sauerkraut_22.html

     Tomatoes:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/04/camping-dreams-and-happy-hour-cherry.html

     Zucchini:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/silly-squirrels-and-zippy-zucchini.html

     CAMPING FOOD FOR HIKES:

     Calzone, Pepperoni:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/07/canada-day-camping-and-pepperoni.html

        Calzone, Spinach: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/more-waterfalls-in-cariboo-region-of.html

      Pagach:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/dad-happy-memories-and-ukrainian-pagach.html  

      Pizza, Margherita:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/a-hiking-she-does-go-and-pizza.html

      STEWS to FREEZE AHEAD and THAW in CAMP:

          Beef:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/diez-vistas-hike-at-bunsen-lake-and.html

          Pork:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/may-1966-and-spicy-pork-stew-by-request.html


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CHICKEN

     Chicken Braised with Balsamic Vinegar:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/03/marathon-texas-and-chicken-braised-with.html

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CHINESE FOOD

     Meatball Soup:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/07/july-7-birthdays-and-chinese-meatball.html

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COOKBOOKS:

     The BEST of UKRAINIAN CUISINE by Bohdan Zahny (available online for $14.00 or less)


               Borsch with Sour Apples, page 48 (rating: good)
     

               Salad of Beets, Apples, and Kidney Beans page 148 (rating:  good and it tasted even better the next day)

               Salad of Meat, eggs, pickles page 11 (rating;  too many onions, too much dressing)

     500 SENSATIONAL SALADS: edited by Julia Canning

          Cucumber & Tomato Salad, p 48

THE FRUGAL GOURMET ON OUR IMMIGRANT ANCESTORS by Jeff Smith:  available online for less than $2.00:  lots of great recipes!



    SAVORY SALADS by Tupperware: available online for a penny!
 
                       * Chicken Waldorf Salad p. 52

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CRAB:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/more-summer-fun-in-surrey-and-crab.html

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DOUGHNUTS

     Sufganiyot (Jewish):  Draft

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DUCK

     Cracklings:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/salmonberries-george-donnie-and-duck.html

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EASTERN EUROPEAN FOOD:  see also UKRAINIAN RECIPES

     Russian Black Bread:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/deception-falls-and-russian-black-bread.html
     Russian Dill & Onion Bread:  p 421 in THE FRUGAL GOURMET ON OUR IMMIGRANT ANCESTORS by Jeff Smith:  (Our rating:  very good!)

Slovakian eggs:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/wedding-anniversary-and-slovakian-style.html

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EGGS

     French:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/glamping-in-johns-new-cabin-and.html

    Slovakian:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/wedding-anniversary-and-slovakian-style.html

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ELEANOR’S RECIPES


     Biscuit: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/02/picture-books-for-kepler-and-maple.html

     Duck:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/salmonberries-george-donnie-and-duck.html

     Keisto:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/03/march-5-1979-and-ukrainian-chicken.html

     Rice:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/07/more-of-gedos-family-and-lemony-rice.html

      Rye Pierogis with Kale and Radicchio stuffing:  
http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/02/galloping-off-to-laredo-and-rye-pierogi.html

      my SALAD DRESSINGS
Worcestershire French Dressing:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/01/vesper-and-exciting-new-french-dressing.html

     my SALADS
Green Bean and Roasted Pepper Salad:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/04/portland-oregon-with-3-year-old-and-my.html

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FORAN FAMILY

     DONNA:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/07/donna-in-portugal-and-broccoli-with.html

    PETER:   http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/03/peter-james-foran-and-headcheese.html

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GOOD GUYS:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/good-guys-and-cornmeal-pudding.html

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INDIAN FOOD

     Chicken Tikka:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/to-die-for-indian-chicken-tikka.html

     Dhal and Soup:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/09/jewels-of-india-and-red-lentils.html

     Rice:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/09/qutb-minar-world-heritage-site-in-delhi.html

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IRISH FOOD

     Beef steak:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/03/happy-st-patricks-day-and-dublin-steak.html

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LESCHYSHYN FAMILY HISTORY

     Baba Leschyshyn:
 http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/08/baba-leschyshyn.html

  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2015/04/ukrainian-soldiers-and-more-family-stuff.html

     Gedo Leschyshyn:
 http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2012/08/gedo-leschyshyn.html

http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/07/july-7-birthdays-and-chinese-meatball.html

http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/07/more-of-gedos-family-and-lemony-rice.html
 

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LIVER

     Curried:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/excellent-but-will-he-do-it-again-and.html

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MARY STADNYK'S LETTERS

March or April, 1974:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/03/easter-1974-and-maple-cornmeal-biscuits.html


March 5, 1979: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/03/march-5-1979-and-ukrainian-chicken.html

Jan 17, 1981:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/01/mary-stadnyks-method-of-prepping-fresh.html

May 9, 1981:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/moms-letter-and-heritage-custard-pie.html

Sept 29, 1981: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/09/moms-letter-sept-29-1981-and-orange.html

Dec 31, 1982:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2014/12/moms-work-worry-and-wear-down-so-eggs.html




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MARY STADNYK'S RECIPES

     Borsch:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/10/one-hundred-years-ago.html

     Butterscotch Pudding:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/10/my-choice-today-butterscotch-pudding.html

     Custard Pie:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/moms-letter-and-heritage-custard-pie.html

     Dill Buns:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2014/12/ukrainian-cottage-cheese-and-dill-buns.html

     Holubtsi:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2013/12/mary-stadnyks-holubtsi-by-request.html

     Holubtsi, Part 2:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/12/mary-stadnyks-holubtsi-part-ii-and-my.html

     Kicto:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/the-summer-farmyard-hop-and-moms-kicto.html

     Matrimonial Cake:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/cousins-and-matrimonial-cake.html

    PIE CRUST: basic recipe:   http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2013/06/company-and-pie-crust.html

     Tapioca Pudding:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/02/nannetta-and-mary-stadnyks-tapioca.html

     Vareniki:   http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/06/perogiesvarenikipyrohi.html

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MOROCCAN B'STILLA:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/04/anastasia-lisa-in-morocco-and-moroccan.html

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NOVEL STUDIES

Black Beauty:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/for-homeschooling-or-teachers-black.html

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PIE CRUST: basic recipe:   http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2013/06/company-and-pie-crust.html

PEROGIES

Rye Pierogi with Kale and Radicchio stuffing:  
http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/02/galloping-off-to-laredo-and-rye-pierogi.html

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OLIVIA OTTER

Page 1:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/bullies-school-story-page-1.html

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PICTURE BOOKS:  see BOOKS, PICTURE

PIZZAS

     Margherita:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/a-hiking-she-does-go-and-pizza.html

     Spinach:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/more-waterfalls-in-cariboo-region-of.html

PUDDINGS

     Cornmeal (Indian):  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/good-guys-and-cornmeal-pudding.html

RICE

Perfect:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2015/07/no-fuss-no-muss-perfect-rice-every-time.html

Lemon:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/07/more-of-gedos-family-and-lemony-rice.html

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VANCOUVER

http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/burnaby-central-railway-and-nicoles.html

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SALAD

     Brussel Sprouts & Grapes:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/quotes-from-einstein-and-another.html

     Pickled beet & Charred Broccoli:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/04/marfa-texas-and-pickled-beet-charred.html

     Charred Tomatoes:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/burnaby-central-railway-and-nicoles.html

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SALAD DRESSING

Worcestershire French Dressing:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/01/vesper-and-exciting-new-french-dressing.html


SOUP
Hungarian Bean Soup:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-grouchy-ladybug-game-and-hungarian.html

     Italian Chicken soup with gnudi:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/florence-italy-and-italian-chicken-soup.html

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STADNYK FAMILY

     Nicholas:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/05/nicholas-and-ukrainian-pickled-mushrooms.html

     Tracey:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/07/july-7-birthdays-and-chinese-meatball.html

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STADNYK HISTORY

     Gedo Stadnyk:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/02/gedo-stadnyk-and-bread-for-burgers.html

     Donald Stadnyk:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/salmonberries-george-donnie-and-duck.html

     Donald Stadnyk: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/for-donald-ukrainian-honey-cake.html

     General: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/the-summer-farmyard-hop-and-moms-kicto.html

     George Stadnyk:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/03/for-george-ukrainian-eggplant-spread.html

     George Stadnyk:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/salmonberries-george-donnie-and-duck.html

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UKRAINIAN FOOD
     Babka filled with Poppyseed & Almond Paste:  Bryan made it!  (Recipe not blogged.)

     Borsch:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/10/one-hundred-years-ago.html

     Beet Leaf Holubtsi:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/05/lots-of-cooks-and-beet-leaf-holubtsi.html

     Cake, Medivnyk:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/07/ukrainian-weddings-old-days-chocolate.html

     Cake, Medivnyk:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/for-donald-ukrainian-honey-cake.html

    Chicken Noodle Soup:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2016/03/march-5-1979-and-ukrainian-chicken.html
   
   Dill buns:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2014/12/ukrainian-cottage-cheese-and-dill-buns.html

     Eggplant Spread: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/03/for-george-ukrainian-eggplant-spread.html

     Holubtsi:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/12/mary-stadnyks-holubtsi-part-ii-and-my.html

     Hyshki:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/03/peter-james-foran-and-headcheese.html

     Kicto:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/the-summer-farmyard-hop-and-moms-kicto.html

     Mushroom Filling and Mushroom Sauce:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2014/12/mushroom-gravy.html

     Mushrooms, Pickled: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/05/nicholas-and-ukrainian-pickled-mushrooms.html

Omelette, Hutsul:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/07/stuart-and-ukrainian-hutsul-style-omelet.html

     Pagach:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/06/dad-happy-memories-and-ukrainian-pagach.html

     Pork Roast with Caraway Seeds:  from PLEASE TO THE TABLE, p. 204 (not blogged)

     Pyrizhky, Sauerkraut:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/08/more-victoria-and-ukrainian-sauerkraut_22.html

     Pyrohy main recipe:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/06/perogiesvarenikipyrohi.html

     Pyrohy: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2013/11/bulgarian-sheeps-milk-cheese-onion.html

     Pyrohy:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2012/09/chicken-liver-perogies-paprika.html

     Salad:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2012/08/potato-salad-bukovina-style.html

     Soup, mushroom:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/08/ukrainian-mushroom-soup-with-little.html

     Soup, Pork Rib:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/07/birthdays-ivana-kupala-festival-and.html

     Spinach Babka: http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2015/04/anastasias-party-and-ukrainian-spinach.html

     Vushka in Clear Borsch:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2014/12/ukrainian-christmas-food-vushka.html


VEGETABLES -- BEANS, GREEN

     Frozen Beans:  Basic recipe:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2012/09/purple-beans-from-anastasias-garden.html
   
    GREEN BEAN & ROASTED PEPPER SALAD:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/04/portland-oregon-with-3-year-old-and-my.html

VEGETABLES -- BEET GREENS

Beet Greens:  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/03/the-longer-road-home-and-beet-greens.html

VEGETABLES -- BROCCOLI

http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2016/07/donna-in-portugal-and-broccoli-with.html




Saturday, 25 June 2016

DIEZ VISTAS HIKE at Buntzen Lake . . . and a French BEEF STEW


When Bryan set out on a 15 km hike with 440 m in elevation, I turned to my cookbooks in search of a hearty stew to reward my intrepid hero.

CARBONNADE DU NORD (Beef and Onions in Beer) turned out to be perfect!

            The recipe is based on Richard Olney's in THE GOOD COOK, BEEF & VEAL, but the method is mine. 

2 ½ pounds stewing beef, cut in chunks
2 pounds onions (4 medium onions:  this is NOT too much)
1/3 to ½ cup lard (I used the fat from a ham roast; but the recipe also suggests 1/3 cup olive oil)
1 ¼ tsp salt
2 tsp brown sugar
3 tbsp flour
2 bottles of beer (341 ml each)
1 cup vegetable broth (from cooking any vegetable)
2 bay leaves
½ tsp each of dried thyme, oregano, savory, and marjoram
½ tsp pepper

·        Thinly slice the onions.
·        Measure brown sugar and set by the stove.  (This saves dashing about later.)
·        Measure flour and set by the stove.
·        Put vegetable broth and beer by the stove.
·        Set a whisk beside the stove.
·        Cook onions in 3 tbsp fat in a large skillet over low heat until softened (5 to 7 minutes).
·        Transfer onions to a bowl.
·        Add 1 tbsp fat to skillet and turn heat up to fairly high.  Add half the beef and  brown it nicely (takes a minute or two).   Transfer beef to a Dutch oven.
·        Return half the onions to the skillet.  Reduce heat.  Stir to brown.   Add these onions to the Dutch oven.
·        Add some vegetable broth to the skillet to scrape up all the browned bits.  Transfer this to the Dutch oven.
·        Add another tbsp. fat to skillet.  Turn heat up and brown the rest of the meat.  Transfer it to the Dutch oven.
·        Put the rest of the onions into the skillet.  Reduce heat, stir, and brown.  Transfer to the Dutch oven.
·        Start oven preheating to 325. 
·        DO NOT ADD more LIQUID YET TO THE SKILLET!
·        Put 2 tsp brown sugar into the very brown skillet.  Stir for about a minute.
·        Add the flour.  Stir for about 2 minutes to brown the flour.
·        Whisk in most of the remaining stock.  Then add the beer, stirring all the time.
·        Transfer this to the Dutch oven.
·        Use the rest of the stock to scrape up remaining brown bits.  Transfer.
·        Set Dutch oven on hot element. 
·        Add salt, pepper, bay leaves and spices. 
·        Add more liquid if the beef is not fully covered.
·        Cover and cook in oven for 2 and ½ hours.


YUM!  So thick and such a rich, dark brown.   Serve with mashed potatoes and another vegetable.   


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Bryan said the 10 viewpoints were spectacular.


The next day, he took 2 aspirins for his aching knee joints.