We got a bunch of beets in our CSA box.  I can’t say I am a huge fan of beets, but I do like borscht- epsecially the kind I had at Russian Tea Time in Chicago last winter.  We went out and bought some Russian supplies to accompany our borscht from our favorite Russian grocery store in Louisville: 3 types of Russian dumplings, rich homemade sour cream, Russian black bread, and Russian tea. We already had the vodka. This first picture is one of the scariest photos I think I have ever taken:

borscht1Aftermath of beet masacre 

borscht0Borscht cooking


Beet leaves: to be sauteed in lemon and olive oil as a side item


Frozen Russian dumplings come in many varieties.



2 Responses to “borscht!”

  1. 1 Bingo
    October 8, 2009 at 2:02 am

    Was your borscht good? Greens in olive oil and lemon look more interesting, and not as scary!

  2. 2 elizaroberts
    October 18, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Here is a recipe for borscht that tasted just like the stuff my host mother, Nina Alexandrovna, made for me in Russia.. http://frozenchozen.wordpress.com/?s=borscht&submit=Search Don’t hold back on the sour cream (or the vodka!)

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