So we at Iris Zimpeto are blessed with not one but two beautiful Russian women on our missionary staff!
One is Natalie, my wonderful co-worker in the dorm. The other is Svetlana who is a loving nurse, taking care of my darling boys (and about 230 other kids!).
I had been asking them both about making Borsh as I love it. I have made it before but I wanted the authentic Russian version.
I was informed that as many Russian homes as there are, there are that many ways to make "authentic Russian Borsh!" (I was also informed it doesn't have a "t" on the end as we Americans pronounce it!)
Wait, what are you saying? You don't know what Borch is? I realize some people don't. It is basically a vegetable soup, with the distinctive characteristic being BEETS! And it doesn't have to be just veggies, it can have chicken and pork and all kinds if things! Anyway, it's Beet Soup, Russian style!
But it was worth it in the end! We all enjoyed all-we-could-eat Borsch and spent the evening discussing all we knew about Russian culture! It was a lot of fun and we learned a lot and we all were stuffed!