learn best practice from your ukrainian baba

My family had a wonderful day at the Ukrainian Cultural Village for the annual Canada Day celebrations. The rich history and culture reminded me of something I had written years ago while working in a government run network of extended care seniors homes. The following is an excerpt from a document I wrote about Best Practice. […keep reading]


pause to consider true spirit of the season

Do you know what Christmas tastes like? Mine’s sweet, cool, grainy, with a flavour of honey, poppy seed, coconut and almonds, and I am intensely fond of it. It is served before the traditional Ukrainian Christmas meal, and is called, ‘kutya,’ a wheat porridge cooked only once a year. It is one of the most endearing traditions of my family, and is still made the old fashioned way. […keep reading]