This week’s topic was submitted by none other than Rob, over at My Bloddy Great Nutshell. Go on over and say hi to Rob.
Name a sensory input(s) which trigger a mood change be it uplifting, depressing, poignancy or remind you of a past event or period in time. Examples - the smell of an aftershave or perfume, a song, a baby crying, the sound of a vegas slot machine, the feel of clean sheets, the taste of a childhood drink.
Would it be cheating to say a song? Yeah, thought so.......
OK, sensory input........hmm........other than the usual stuff, it would be the word hearing the word 'pigeon'.
My stepfather is Polish and my mother taught herself to make several Polish dishes to please her husband - and we liked them too!
One of my very favourites was 'Gołąbki'; a hearty traditional Polish dish consisting of boiled cabbage leaves stuffed with ground beef, chopped onions, and rice, baked in a spicy tomato sauce.
We called them by their other name golumpki.
OK, fair enough - so where do the pigeons come into it?
Time for a Polish lesson:
Gołąbki is a plural form of gołąbek.
Gołąb means pigeon, and gołąbek is a diminutive of it.
Hence 'Little Pigeons'.
In spite of its meaning, it isn't made from pigeon's meat!
And when I went vegetarian, my mother even made me vegetarian golumpki!!
Looking for pictures, I found not only pictures - but a recipe and instructions on this blog!!