baking and love


So, tomorrow (today, as I’m writing this after midnight our time on Saturday) is Zhatva at church! It’s the annual harvest celebration. This year I decided to get even more emotionally involved, in a good way.

I’ve been praying for specific ways to show love to our church. Not that they need it— I need it. I need to love our church.

So, it came together right now in baking and cooking for Zhatva. I have so enjoyed this process of making all this stuff! It’s rainy, fall weather, I turn on Christmas music, get the kids playing with flour, and here we go!

I will admit that not everything has turned out. But a lot has! … I love cooking for holidays 🙂

So, here it is in photos:

Setting up Andre to make his own flour-water dough


Here’s Una, saying hi to the world as she plays with her flour


The messy table with a thousand projects going at once


I made four chickens 🙂


I made pumpkin bread from real pumkin puree– real pumpkins are everywhere right now, so here is some, after it’s been boiled (in chunks) dripping out the excess water in the cheese cloth (like we do with tvorog).


Wow, these kids are cute!

Some pumpkin bread

20161008_140152All around, an awesome day!

3 Comments on baking and love

  1. Carolyn Rice
    October 9, 2016 at 5:36 pm (1 year ago)

    Love it! I bake my pumpkins in the oven in order to make puree for cakes and breads. It has turned out well and doesn’t have the water content. Never thought of draining it in cheesecloth. I might have to try that!

    • anne_sokol
      October 10, 2016 at 5:46 pm (1 year ago)

      That’s a great idea, Carolyn– I may try that!!! it would be easier than draining!!

    • anne_sokol
      October 27, 2016 at 4:03 pm (1 year ago)

      I may try the oven! much simpler!


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