All you guys reading this are saying, “who”? You know, THE Carrie Bradshaw !! Fashionista, writer, obsessed with expensive shoes, best girlfriend to all and loved Mr Big. Ringing any bells? ‘Sex In The City’ was a HBO hit about a group of girlfriends living in the big city, dishing hot gossip over Cosmopolitans at fancy soiree’s.
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While I don’t own nearly as many shoes as Carrie, I do enjoy getting together with the girls for fun and food. Why not grab a cup of coffee and join our ’Ukrainian Hen Party’.
Once a month we get together at my Aunty Kathleen’s for a wild and crazy time My Aunty gets her nails done and we laugh and talk the afternoon away. There’s no limit to the number of topics that NEED our immediate attention and input:
- Cooking, Baking, Canning
- The Old Days
- Relatives who aren’t there
A frequent topic of conversation for the ‘Sex In The City’ ladies was all the men in their lives and their saucy sex-capades. However, WE chit-chat about more important things, like who brought the perogies, LOL. It just wouldn’t be a ‘Ukrainian Hen Party’ without yummy food.
Sweet Lil makes it look so easy in the kitchen. It’s all delicious and always homemade. There was Perogies, Holubtsi (cabbage rolls) and Nachynka. A Ukrainian wonderland There must be NO calorie counting on this day.
Many people are familiar with perogies and cabbage rolls, They’re probably in your local grocery store, but they are NOT the Ukrainian ones. These gals make the smallest cabbage rolls you’ve ever seen and real Ukrainian perogies have more filling than dough. My hands down, can-not-resist favourite is Aunty Kathleen’s Nachynka. It’s the best in the west !!! Nachynka is similar to a soufflé, but made with cornmeal instead of flour. You might make it instead of potatoes or rice.
‘Sex In The City’ offered never-ending Cosmos’s and Jimmy Choo shoes. Big whoop! I’d rather have Aunty’s Nachynka!
Carrie Bradshaw, eat your heart out!!
For more Ukrainian recipes, visit Kat at The Kat And The Falling Leaves. Kat is a Ukrainian-Canadian living in Toronto. She’s originally from Chernivtsi, Ukraine and posts about her heritage, travel and wonderful meals made for family and friends.