Korovai is a special, creatively decorated bread, with one, two, or three tiers, which is usually made by the mother of the bride, and presented to the bride and groom, with a special blessing.
Ukrainians pride themselves on baking the best tortes, and Walnut Torte is one of the most traditional ones.
Tortes require time and patience, as you can see from reviewing this recipe, but it is a labor of love, and well worth the effort.
This December I will celebrate my 2nd Blogging Anniversary, and am very pleased to inform you that my readership started with 600 visits per month, and currently it stands at 4500, and growing. ALL THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!
Father’s Day is celebrated in the US, and many other countries, on June 20th, this year. However, numerous other countries dedicate this holiday to their dads on different days. In Ukraine, it is also celebrated this Sunday, but dads in Poland have to wait until Wednesday, June 23rd.
If your country celebrates Father’s Day on a different day yet, please share it with us.
Saint Nicholas, was the “gift giver” I was familiar with during my childhood. He had a white beard, was dressed in bishop’s garbs, carried a crozier, and arrived on a white horse. On December 6th, he was visiting well-behaved children, and placing candy and cookies under their pillows. If you were really good, then he would drop off more goodies on Christmas Eve. You also were expected to know your Catechism, in case he decided to quiz you, before leaving you a gift. We recited prayers and songs dedicated to St. Nicholas, instead of leaving him milk and cookies.