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A Father’s Wisdom

The deep timbre of Dad’s voice was soothing as he asked me to sit beside him on the sofa. In 1973, I was a young woman relishing the joys of having my first job, my own money, feeling grown up. Suddenly, my new independent life was shattered. I was downsized, laid off, pink-slipped… fired! Desperate

Legacy in a soup bowl

Beet borscht is a peasant soup enjoyed by most East European cultures. Recipes vary from region to region, family to family, and were passed down from mother to daughter as the generations sat together and prepared food in humble kitchens. My background is Ukrainian and I learned to make beet borscht from my baba (grandmother)