This is a story of cold soup. not Gazpacho, but BORSCHT!
Borscht has come up in conversation from time to time, but I had never considered making it until yesterday. My mom suggested trying the kind that comes in a jar, but I thought that was silly, and I have to make everything..... or at least do it the hard way!
Thanks to the WWW, I found a delightful recipe from the region of Russia in which my family hails: UKRAINE! From Allrecipes.com i discovered my Borscht. I left out the sausage part and it came out beautifully! Also, I used Tofutti Sour Cream because I'm lactose challenged.
Yes, beets are messy, but the color is sooooo pretty!!! and I'd never prepared a beet from its natural form, and discovered the beauty within. ENJOY!
|the beautiful beet!|
|The cold soup with added salt, pepper, and (of course) sour cream to taste!|
|And don't forget to mix it all around!|