My favorite soup, Borscht.
The garden has finally started producing, and I always look forward to making my favorite soup, Borscht. Here are the pictures of the vegetables used, as well as the finished product. It was such a foggy, rainy day that it was perfect for making the soup. I had picked the peas and beans the day before as you can't pick beans when the plants are wet because the beans will rust. I got lucky there. I did pick the rest of the vegetables that morning, and took pictures before I washed them off....Of course, I always go overboard with the picking, and ended up having to use the largest pot I have. Great for the freezer though for those cold winter days when a bowl of homemade soup hits the spot for lunch or supper. Without further ado, Here is what the scene looked like outside that morning, foggy and rainy. The beans cut and ready to add to the pot. The peas and beans in the large stock pot, as you can see, a fair bit added already. The onions to be added. The Carrots The Beets The Potatoes The Cabbage The Dill in the garden, all droopy from the rain. Comparing the two pots, the large stock pot on the left, the big canner on the right The soup cooking, as you can see, the pot is right full, about an inch from the top, just enough room for it to simmer without boiling over. The soup all finished, in the bowl along with a slice of freshly baked bread.