Finding comfort: Ukrainian recipes come from the heart

  • Borsch topped with a dollop of sour cream and dill.

  • Golubtsi, cabbage stuffed with ground beef, pictured in St. Louis, Missouri on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

  • Nalesniki, a Ukranian crepe, filled with cottage cheese, cream cheese and sugar. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

  • Chicken kiev with a side of boiled potatoes and glazed carrots. (Photos by Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

  • Borsch topped with a dollop of sour cream and dill pictured in St. Louis, Missouri on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

My grandfather came from the city of Boryspil, in Ukraine. One-quarter of the blood in my veins is Ukrainian.