Interview with Patricia Caine

Patricia Caine (nee Rusnak) is originally from Thunder Bay, ON. She wrote the book Gedo’s Hammer, Baba’s Borscht: Raising a Family in Current River, 1929-1989 after transcribing stories from her parents, who were both immigrants from Ukraine. She also has a blog, The Rusnaks, where she shares recipes as a tribute to her parents, for... Continue Reading →

Ukrainian Folk Tales

My household celebrates Ukrainian Christmas with many of the traditional twelve dishes on Ukrainian Christmas Eve, including meatless-borscht, perogies, and kutia (yum!) While planning what we’re going to make this year, I started wondering about other Ukrainian traditions. My love of books inevitably turned me to the Thunder Bay Public Library, searching for Ukrainian folklore.... Continue Reading →

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