I know, I've been talking about trying out Meesha's recipe for a long time. I waited in hopes that my cabbage would be ready and some of my sweet peppers would have turned red. Unfortunately, if I had done that, the beets would be long past their prime. So, I paid $2.50 for a red sweet pepper and I bought a head of cabbage. I also bought a big jug of V8 vegetable juice because I couldn't find a smaller amount. It's OK, I'll drink what's left.
I went to the garden for four beets, and took my shovel along so I could dig potatoes for the borscht. Potatoes are so rewarding to grow, because you get a huge yield from such a small planting.
I got all these from one single vine, and they're still growing, of course. I put the coffee cup there so you could see the size of them. I used the four largest ones in the borscht.
I didn't find the recipe to be hard to assemble, and I didn't worry too much about amounts. It's soup, after all; soup can be very forgiving.
This is the finished product. I have to tell you that, upon tasting it in the kettle, it was bland and rather disappointing.
In the bowl, however, with that dollop of sour cream stirred in?
It's to die for. The sour cream absolutely MAKES it!
Make that a big dollop. I'm going for my second bowl. And then I have quite a mess to clean up in the kitchen.