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Blueberry's Dumplings

Tribute to my Grandma.


Pierogis (polish name for dumpling) and blueberries are the flavors of my childchood. Since the middle of June every year my grandma use to take me and my sister to the nerest forest to pick blueberries. It was a big trip we had to get up very early at the morning and walk with our little baskets to the train. My grandma knew this big woodland like her own pocket, she discovered the beauty of wild nature to us. She shown us all the eatable berries (and all the best places to collect them), herbs and mushrooms. We could spend whole day in the forest and come back just in time for late dinner which grandma always cooked with what we brought back from the wood. In the blueberry seson it was always pierogi. They are just blueberries with sugar packed into ravioli like dough (but much softer) served with sugar, sour cream and extra blueberries on the top. The mix of cream, sugar, cooked and fresh berries is something you can not resist- it was the only time grandma always let us to lick our plates- because this was the only way to eat what the best in pierogis- to the very end.


Therefore I really wanted to show empty plate on this diptych:-))). This is all about blueberries dumplings licking your plate until you get very last drops of the nectar.


Grandma is no longer with us, during blueberry seson I miss her the most.

Whatever heaven she went to- it is full of forests- that's I'm sure. She keeps herself busy as a bee collecting all the goods she can find there. Than she cooks all this treasures in the heavenly kitchen and I'm more than sure most of Angels have purple spots on their robes from bluberries Pierogi.


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Uploaded on June 17, 2012