“They lived on the fish they caught and salted in Luga over the summer, on the cucumbers they grew and pickled, on homemade blueberry jam, on dried mushrooms , with which they made soup, and pies and small pastries. They had potatoes because Tatiana’s Babushka Maya brought her own from across the river Neva. She lived in Dubrovka, and grew them on a tiny lot in her backyard. Often people would through her fence and steal the potatoes.”
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