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Bandura Resources

Learning to Play Mishalow’s Resource Handbook Shtokalko Kharkiv-style handbook Shtokalko bandura songbook Recordings of Shtokalko playing Bandura magazine parts 3-4 (including Introduction to Bandura Part II) Technical Resources Changing a Chernihiv string String gauges (Chernihiv, baby Vetzal, Vetzal Poltavka, Honcharenko Poltavka) Manufacturing Vetzal construction video One of the last Chernihiv […] Read more

My PHP Dev Environment

Howdy! Most of the sites I build are in PHP, built on top of WordPress or MediaWiki, as I can build these fairly quickly and host them cheaply, requiring minimal maintenance. It took me a while to come up with a comprehensive setup, so I hope this helps someone in the […] Read more

Raid on the North Pole

The Raid 0n the North Pole game series was originally conceived by Mark Zawadiwsky at a summer camp in Vovcha Tropa many, many years ago. Raid on the North Pole This is the original Raid on the North Pole, completed in Wildwood Ukie Week 2007. It was built using YoYoGames […] Read more


Major Suppliers: Ukrainian Gift Shop (UGS) Ukrainian Eggcessories (UE) Best Pysanky (BP) WaxArtSupply (WAS) Formerly Folk Impressions (FI). Many people continue to use the old name, and lots of their products are still labeled with it. EggstrArt — Supplies for Polish and Lemko style Pysanky JustEggsquisite — Scratch Tools Pysanky USA (PUSA) […] Read more


2.5lb beef (or pork, veal, or chicken) 1 clove garlic Some garlic powder Coat in salt Pepper Worcestershire sauce (seriously, fuck whoever decided it should be spelled like that) Squirt ketchup Parsley Soak bread in milk + water and drain the liquid 1/2 finely chopped onion Add breadcrumbs until right […] Read more


Loaf 1.5lb meatloaf mix (beef, pork, veal?) Lipton onion recipe soup & dip mix (or onions, salt, and pepper) Wet “Italian” bread or bread crumbs 1 egg Parsley Squeeze bread out and add Mix with hands and mold 30 mins @ 350°F Sauce Brown sugar Ketchup Worcestershire sauce Gettin’ saucy […] Read more

Росіль / Rosoł

This is my Баба’s old recipe. It’s the Halychan style of the Polish soup rosoł. This dish was once popular in Halychyna (western Ukraine), but fell out of popularity after WWII with the decline of Polish influence. It is still very popular in the Ukrainian diaspora. Ukrainians today would typically […] Read more