Welcome to NatashasKitchen.com! A New Video :)
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I updated the “About” page (see tab above) to include this video. I know I flip my hair way too much, but cut me a little slack as I am still new to this video stuff and I agree to use more hairspray next time.
Oh and good news! We purchase a new, professional camera (still in the mail) that also does video so you should see more and more videos on the blog. I’m asking my husband for a good book on acting to avoid rookie mistakes. Any suggestions?
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You don’t need tips. Your videos are the most polished and professionally presented on facebook or blogged.
You look like a movie star! What
else would you need?
Love your recipes. Thanks from a
grandmother that has cooked for 60 years.
You’re so nice! Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Joyce!
Please continue to be yourself. Your cheerful attitude makes it all that much easier to want to follow your cooking tips n recipes. Now I have to learn how to cut onions with a quick slam as you do, no chopping no tears! Lol
Ha ha, it’s all in the wrist!
Having a problem with the pie crust. After 30min in refrig my it seems to crack in pieces.
Hi Sandra, I recommend reading through all of our tips and tricks in the pie crust recipe! Also, many answers to this in the recipe comments section.
I recently seen that you went to Hawaii and I was interested in staying in the same place I was wondering if you could please tell me the location on Maui where you stayed and a phone number or an internet contact thank you!
Hi Debra, did you get a chance to see our Instagram or FB stories? We saved them to our profile with the name of the Villas. We stayed at Wailea Ekahi Village.
Omg Natasha gurl ur a natural seriously food network needs to pick you up they should have you do a Russian Ukrainian Slavic cooking show I’d totally watch this is my favorite site wow also can’t believe how big your son got wow time really flies by I have a god daughter who’s already thirteen it seems like only yesterday she was being swaddled
You’re so nice and thank you! I agree, they grow way too fast! 🙂
Awwww ur a sweetheart yup ditto kids today are super smart too
You look great Natasha! haha You know how everybody is when they see themselves on camera “oh that looks weird” “oh i didnt move my hand right” “oh no i put my foot over there” haha it happens and to nobody notices the things you do about yourself 🙂
On a side note, I am soooo thankful for this blog and that I somehow came across it one day, your family favorits are already my family favorites! 🙂
I’m so glad you enjoy the blog. Thank you for your sweet comment. You probably right; I always over analyze everything :).
First of all,
Thank you for your great page. As a Ukrainian, I appreciate the references to the homeland.
As a Ukrainian, I have two questions about bread recipes (of course):
Do you have any tried & true recipes for moist Medyvnyk (honey bread usually served on Christmas Eve)? My memories of the ones in Anne’s bakery in Chicago are of a wonderfully moist & flavorful cake. Unfortunately, most medyvnyky end up tasting as hard & flat as the pages they were printed on!
And regarding Paska/Babka, I have been “fudging” it for years by buying Pannettone and passing those off (I know, the shame). However, they do have more flavor than the traditional recipes — I just hate all the kneading and frankly, don’t have room for it. Any shortcuts for a Pannettone style Paska/Babka?
Thank you again — сердечно
Welcome to the site Paula. I don’t have the recipe for Medyvnyk. But my friend Olga has one on her site. Click here to check it out. Hope this helps.
I’m so glad I stumbled across your site by accident a week or so ago. Great recipes, and some have reminded me of my Ukrainian mother-in-law’s cooking. I wish I had written down more of her recipes, but she never measured anything!
I agree with others that you seem very natural in front of the camera and have Food Network written all over you. Now I’m going to go over to your shrimp appetizer recipe and leave a comment that hopefully will help the person who was looking for the best wrapper. Keep up the excellent work!
Thank you so much 🙂 That’s so sweet of you to say. I’m going to head over there too; maybe I can learn something as well!
Natasha , so happy to find you! LOVE your blog, your videos (love the way you flip your hair! 😉 , actually I did not notice until you’ve mention about it).
Following you on Pinterest as well!
OMG are the food network people watching!!! you need your own show. I see this in your future!
I’m blushing 🙂 Thank you Anna.
I love love love your recipes! You’re amazing, keep up the good work! 🙂
Thank you Angela 🙂
hey Natash! great job!! Great script.. Idk what you are talking about when you say you flip the hair, it seems like that’s how it should be! hehe
Only advice (since my hubby does video, photography, etc and I see this, know this) is to set up a tripod and record via that, who ever is recording you can also pan w/ the tripod to create that ‘moving’ sensation you had. But even without the tripod it looks great, the tripod is for a more of a proffesional look 🙂
Yes, I agree. We purchased all new equipment with professional tripod. I think that will really help! 🙂 Thanks for the tip. I always appreciate advice.
I really enjoy your newsletter & hope u can do videos with ur camera because u did a great job! Don’t worry about acting, ur a natural! Thanks for great recipes & blogs! God bless!
Natasha! I loved watching your video, which makes you seem more personal to readers. Your recipes and blog are wonderful and I am so grateful at being to recreate many recipes from my childhood and heritage. I agree with a previous post that you are headed for “stardom”. . .beautiful, talented, and just plain amazing. You are definitely an inspiration to all who visit your blog.
Oh Zina thank you. You are so sweet 🙂 I’m glad the recipes here can bring back memories for you.
You did great! Can’t wait for more videos!
Thank you so much. I appreciate the encouragement 🙂
natasha i love ur website!! 🙂 this is my number one choice when im looking for something yummy to cook and/or bake. my family just loves ur recipes. keep up th good work and please keep posting ur awesome recipes. god bless u and ur adorable little family. merry christmas!
Thank you Tania; Merry Christmas to you and your family as well! 🙂
Natasha, you did great videos like a Ukrainian pioneer woman:-) You defiantly qualify for food network. I am a fan!!! I think of you as a mother of our Russian foodie blogs:)))) It’s your blog that gave me an inspiration to start my own blog. I am camera shy, so I do better behind camera. I was thinking about video recipes, but with 2 toddlers running around, it’s too hard to concentrate. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you Lea; that’s so sweet of you to say. What a compliment; I’m speechless! 🙂 Glad to be a source of inspiration.
Love it…..! Your a natural..! I’m so happy to see your doing videos now! I have you on Facebook and instigram, your family is adorable! God Bless !
Thank you Victoria. I have you on Facebook and Instagram too 😉 God bless you and your family as well!
Girl, thank you a hundred times!!!!!!!!!!!
I cook dishes mostly from your site. I trust you 🙂
Most rewarding is seeing how my husband and kids love the food i prepared.
Hey, is your favorite color grey 😉
It’s actually purple; I realize after doing some reading that I also should not be wearing white on camera; live and learn I guess 🙂
Great Job Natasha!! You look and sound fabulous!! (I’m video camera/webcamera shy so you get props you are a pro!!) Can’t wait to see what else is in store for us!! All your family recipes are delicious, I check in frequently to see if you posted new ones. 🙂
Thank you Jenny. I used to be the shyest (spelling?) kid on the block. I think it’s helped to lead worship in church for the past 10 years or so. 🙂 I used to sway so much on stage, people thought I was dancing; not so good in a conservative-ish church. lol.
Wonderful job girlie!!! Super proud of you.
Thank you dear 🙂 We still have to go out for sushi you know 😉
I know!!! its beyond long overdue!!!
You look beautiful and did a wonderful job!!!
Thank you so much 🙂
You soooo need to be on food network!!!!
Thank you so much. I’m flattered 🙂
I love your curly hair…please share how you do it! My hair is the same length as your…thank you!
Thank you, Carole. My sister usually fixes my hair that’s why it looks beautiful always!
I agree! Natasha, you are just being to self conscience! I’m sure nobody would’ve noticed the “hair flipping” lol. Great job, keep it up!
Thank you Anastasiya. I guess I’m my own worst critic.
I can so see u famous! U are very likable great video skills
Aww thanks Sveta. You believed in me when I was still talking to myself on this blog. 😉
Loved the video! I’m so glad I found this blog. I had such a hard time finding good Ukrainian recipes before you! Thanks!
Thanks Natalie. I’m so glad you like the recipes 🙂
Natash ur video is very good.. ur a pro. I love all ur recipes, and love your blog. Im looking to invest in a good camera also wit video…. wat kind did u buy and will u add it to the shop? Hope ur blog will be around forever, cant cook without it 🙂
Yes I’ll share all the details of what we purchased. Camera is a Canon 6D 🙂
Amazing video!! I love your blog. All of the recipes I have tried from your blog have been finger lickin’ good. VERY exited to hear about your new camera and maybe the possibility of video recipes? Again GREAT job and thank you so much for all the hard work you do. God Bless.
Aww thanks Mila. 🙂
Fabulous! I’m sure you’ll reach great succeed in life! Not only good blog, good videos, but all recipes you’ve done are trustworthy. You have amazing family, GBU. PS: I’m a fan 🙂
Thank you so much 🙂
I didn’t notice too much hair flipping, and thought you acted like a pro! “It’s all in your head” Natasha! haha.
Ha! Thanks. You’re too kind 🙂