Contact: Erin Argatoff
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If you're lucky like me you have the deep rooted memories of your grandmother's cooking bringing you back to a wonderful world of nostalgia. Like most kids, I enjoyed foods such as pasta and hotdogs, but there was nothing quite like a bowl of delicious Doukhobor borscht (ahh I can smell the fresh dill and cream) alongside a hearty helping of hot and buttered Vareniki smothered in sour cream. As time moves us forward, I knew that I needed to learn the art of making Russian Doukhobor food from my Baba (grandma) before she couldn't teach me any longer. This particular baba (Mary) was a feisty and spirited woman that made sure to teach me right! Hence the name "Dancing Baba" was born.
Now for the big question that people always ask......."what is the difference between a Vareniki and Perogie"?? Simply put, all my dough is made Douk- a -style, using full dairy and absolutely no water, creating a soft and supple unexpected taste experience. As some of my flavours are "untraditional" and not everyone knows what a "Vareniki" is, I therefor call it a Perogie.
Dancing Baba is a small batch company owned and operated by myself with the help of my husband Karie (who recently was promoted from potato peeler to dough pincher / borscht maker:) You will find both my Vareniki and Perogies available for sale in the locations noted. Contact me for Direct Sales of Pyrahi, Borscht, and of course Vareniki & Perogies.
I am Proud to be able to share with you the cuisine of my heritage.
Where to find our products:
Winlaw Mini Mart, Duhamel Store, Kaslo Front Street Market, Slocan Valley Co-op, Burrell Grocery, Kootenay Farm To Folk, Evergreen Natural Foods, The Apple Guy Castlegar, Salmo Foods, Ferraro Foods Trail & Rossland, Save On Foods - Nelson, The Outer Clove restaurant, Thrums Market
When our products are available:year-round