I am not Claudia.
Claudia is my Mother and the true inspiration behind this website. My name is Jaime and I am trying to prove that I am a good daughter and worthy of being passed on the family tradition of being extraordinary in the kitchen.
You see, our family is Ukrainian. Very Ukrainian. By very, I mean a typical family meal does not fall short of 4 courses, with the main ingredients being butter, cream, onions, garlic, and more butter.
Claudia is an amazing cook. From a very early age, I was told that I would need to learn her traditional family recipes in order for her to grow old gracefully. While I, on the other hand, slave in a hot kitchen cooking for my own screaming family.
I am now a full-fledged adult and barely know how to recreate one single amazing recipe of my mother’s. That’s where this website comes in. Over the next while, I will be cooking with Claudia and sharing her recipes as she teaches me her legacy through this blog. I will also share my own favourite recipes that I have created or found in my travels.
I figured there was no better way to learn Claudia’s recipes than to blog and share them with the rest of the world.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.