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where to buy paska in vancouver - or north shore or east burbs

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with easter coming up, we want to know where to buy decent paska in greater vanc
thank you

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  1. You need a Mennonite mother-in-law ... like the one I have. Just ate some 30 mins ago. My kids love it ... they make a huge mess.

    Sorry, I just felt the need to comment. Ignore me, lol.

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    1. re: bill_n_opus

      that's funny!
      i said similar thing to New York Guy (a person on this board) looking for certain pickles here in Vanc

    2. I think there are some notices offering paska posted on the doors of the Russian community center on W 4th. I'll take a closer look next time I'm by.

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      1. re: kinnickinnik

        thank you for checking

        i suppose we could also get in to discussions about where to find best kolbassa in Vanc area too.

        plus - my aunt always makes wheat and honey and poppy seeds mixed together - kind of consistency of a pudding. Kutia -- it symbolizes good things - doesn't all food!? -

        of course, every good occasion has pyrohy (we pronounce like "para-hay" - not the way one often hears with the hard "g" and spelling - perogy)

        1. re: Georgia Strait

          Ah, I lived with a Ukrainian family for a while when I was a kid. Pinched many a 'para-hay' for various wedding buffets, made many Nalysnyky, and enjoyed kolbassa straight from local (Edmonton, Vegerville) farmers. Kutia was a feature of the meatless xmas eve dinners. Memories!

          I pull this off my shelf when nostalgia strikes http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60...

          I'd love to know of a good local kolbassa here.

        2. re: kinnickinnik

          Yeah I've seen those notices.

          What about Alenka's on Kingsway?

          http://www.yelp.com/biz/alenka-europe...

        3. Seriously though, how about making some yourself? It's not that "hard" and there are tons of recipes around.

          I do understand that it's easier to just buy some authentic stuff.

          In any case, if you travel out to the Fraser Valley i'm sure you can throw a stone and hit some place that sells Paska seasonally.

          Or check out this book from this website:

          http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/

          Notice that there's a gluten-free paska recipe there on the front page. The coconut chiffon cake looks awesome too.

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          1. re: bill_n_opus

            The Ukrainian churches will be having their pre-easter bazaars now. Eastern Orthodox Easter is Sunday April 15th this year.
            Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Auditorium, 154 E 10th Ave, Vancouver. 604-876-4747
            St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Centre, 13512 108th Ave, Surrey, phone 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.

            You could phone and find out the date of their bazaars.

            Ukrainian Community Centre: Traditional Ukrainian Food every Saturday from 10:00am – 2:00pm 5311 Francis Road, Richmond. 604-274-4119

          2. Saw advertising in the local newspaper. They have all things Easter (paska included) at:

            http://www.atasteofukraine.com/

            Saint Johns St, Port Moody. I think it's near the new Shoppers. Anyways, hope this helps.