September’s submission for The Canadian Food Project is “My Cherished Canadian Recipe”. As soon as I saw this month’s topic I knew which recipe I was going to discuss as it is one that is near and dear to my heart.
The Canadian Food Project Experience was started on June 7, 2013 by Valerie Lugonja of A Canadian Foodie. It’s a compilation of Canadian Food Bloggers who are committed to sharing their time, unique Canadian food experiences, and recipes.
My happy childhood memories are far and few between. So any memory that I can tie to food is a good memory for me. Making Plum Pierogies with my mother is one of those memories I cherish.
Pierogies can be made any time of the year. Being of Ukrainian, German and Romanian decent, pierogies were a staple in our household. I grew up in Northern British Columbia, and fondly remember August/September was when the prune plums on our trees were ripe, juicy and just waiting to be picked. This is when canning started and the plum pierogi making would begin. For as long as I can remember Fall has always been my favourite time of the year.
Back in the day the only frozen pierogies you could find were the ones family and friends had made and were storing in the freezer. Pierogi makers were fairly new on the market and when purchased and tested, never stood up the the old fashioned method of hand making each pierogi. A lot of love went into making those plum pierogies. Love and family time together. These precious moments come far and few between in today’s world which is full of technology, gadgets and convenience foods. But these together times are what I strive for with my kids, to repeat the past and spend time together, in the kitchen.
I first posted my Plum Pierogi recipe in September 2012. Today I’m sharing it again as my most cherished recipe. The photos show the pierogi making process. For recipe click on Plum Pierogi link above.