Hello and Welcome to my Website!
My name is Valya. I am the food blogger of Valya’s Taste of Home.
I come from a big family of 10. I have 4 brothers and 5 sisters. I came to the US from Ukraine with my parents and siblings when I was 14 yrs old. After graduating from High School, I went to Dental Assistant school and then was blessed with a job, working in a beautiful dental office. Where one notable instance occurred, when the dentist I worked with once told me that when I get married I, too, am going to have 10 kids… He, then, scared me a little; even coming from a big family, I hadn’t pictured myself a mother of 10. Two years later I got married to my dear husband Oleg, who was not from a very large family, but loved kids. Ten wonderful children later, the prediction came to be true.
One of my sisters, Nina, kept telling me for a long time, “You cook so well, you should really have your own blog.” I wasn’t agreeing to that for a while. First of all, I’m not a photographer. Second of all, I’m not a computer engineer, as I thought that’s whats practically required for website managing. Turns out its pretty involved, but a fun learning experience. I used to tell my patients at work that technology is good when it works, but when it gives you problems … I’m lost. Blogging depends on it , so bear with me as I tackle that part of it. I tackle to master. All that aside, the amazing recipes and delicacies I’m willing to share with you, with emphasis on clean cooking, truly are scrumptious, simple and 100% craveable! And here, on my blog, you will find family proven delicious homemade meals, made with extreme cleanliness, beauty and passion.
Thank you for visiting! 🙂