I decided to also make some borscht today, since it was so cold and soup always helps to warm people up. I like to use the recipe from Gordon Ramsay's Healthy Appetite book.
|Love the colour of those beets!|
From Gordon Ramsay's Healthy Appetite
- 2 Tbsp Olive oil
- 1 onion, peeled and minced
- 2 celery stalks, trimmed and minced
- 1 large carrot, diced
- 1 thyme sprig, leaves stripped
- Salt and pepper
- 1 lb raw beet, peeled and chopped
- ½ red cabbage, about 8 oz minced
- 3 ½ cups vegetable stock or water
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp sugar
- Handful of dill, chopped
- 4 tbsp sour cream or plain yogurt, for serving
Saute the onion, carrot, and celery, thyme, and some salt and pepper for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
Add the beets and the cabbage along with about 1 cup water. Let the veggies cook, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes.
Add the veggie stock (or water) to the pot. Cover the pot with a lid and let it cook for 15 to 20 minutes until the veggies are tender.
Remember to send some soup and buns over to the nice neighbours who used their snow blower to clear the snow from you walk and drive way!!
So the plows finally came and did a thorough job and scrapped the built up snow off the roads. Then it got piled up on the sides of the roads...fun...this means we have to shovel a path through these piles to make the side walks accessible! Just to show how much snow is piled up, I took a few pictures. Currently we are over the average amount of snowfall for the year and the winter isn't over yet..Oh well. We will just have to wait and see how much more we will get.
|This one on the corner is about 5 feet high!|
|This one is as tall as that SUV parked there!!!|
|The one is almost as high as the garage!|