I’ve left you some soup on the stove.

Throwing caution to the wind, I made a vegetarian borsht using pink beets, their greens, potato, purple cabbage and red onion.

Because they would give a meaty flavor to the broth, even the shitake and wood ear mushrooms that remained from Andrew’s Laotian/Vietnamese dinner made their way into the soup pot.

It was easily the ugliest soup I’ve ever made — as it never received the forced, elegant stain of uniformity offered by the red beet.

Certainly, one would never see this soup in a restaurant.  

But it tasted exactly like a proper beet soup…

and that was important.

27 March 2012

rye bread and butter

ugly borsht with thick yogurt and dill

spinach salad with mustard vinaigrette

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