Basically, this is babushka training in Brooklyn Chicago.

I grew up in the midwest to Polish immigrant parents.  I am a Pilates and GYROTONIC® teacher (check out my other website!) who dances sometimes and thinks about food too much.

I really like what I do but living in New York started to drive me crazy, meaning I turned into a grandma (or more appropriately a babushka) who knit and baked pies all weekend. But I embraced it.  I didn’t grow up with my grandmothers, just a mother who made sure I was interested in many things, and who was a always a DIY kind-of woman.  The best kind-of women to be!  So now it’s my turn.  Be the best future babushka I can be.

This is my space to experiment and play.  What you will find here is seasonal recipes and other things I am inspired to make or DIY.  I am super nostalgic and will try to make a lot of Polish food, midwestern food and sometimes Russian and Armenian (for my boyfriend).  Lately I am really inspired by how so many of our cultural foods already have so many of the wonderful healthy trends we look for like gluten free grains, fermentation and natural sugars and I am excited to explore that!

Two things I really experienced first hand living in New York is to ‘fake it til’ you make it’ and that you learn by doing.  I will do both of those and hope to not care too much what anyone thinks about it because goodness knows that has got me nowhere in life.

I really enjoy reading about people’s lives and have always had a diary myself, and I don’t plan on stopping.