BaltimOregon to Maine

Locavore Cooking with Southern Efficiency and Northern Charm

Borscht and other Beet Soups

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Here’s the prize-winning borscht recipe my friend made for the local foods recipe contest. I really liked the presence of celeriac and mushrooms and the cardamom and cumin seed spices. I didn’t add enough water though, and Dan said borscht should have more broth. Also, couldn’t find dried red pepper so substituted fresh, and I would up the spices more. But beet soups are a cozy, sweet treat in winter.

My sister recommends this Five Spice Beet Soup from Bon Appetit, though it’s rather rich. I added some variations from this beet soup recipe to the borscht above. Here’s another vegetarian borscht from Culinate. Any beet soup recipes to pass along? I also love chilled beet soups in summer. I’m also realizing I prefer eating beets in moderation.

Written by baltimoregon

February 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm

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  1. I am finding after looking further through your site that we cook and post a lot of the same things… Borscht, chili, and probably more… Very funny 🙂


    February 24, 2009 at 11:02 am

  2. Cool:) Nice to know there’s a kindred spirit cook in Eugene.


    February 24, 2009 at 11:03 am

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