Cold Green Borscht

We are done with the appetizers. It is now time to serve soup, and a very special soup it is.

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You might recognize it as Schav, but we called it Cold Green Borscht, as opposed to Hot Green Borscht, as opposed to Cold Red Borscht, as opposed to Hot Red Borscht. Enough confusion? There is also Cold Shchi, as opposed to Hot Shchi, as opposed to Sour Shchi… Ok already!

The long and short of it is that we make it for Shavuos, and the only similarity between our recipe and the green stuff in a glass jar at your local supermarket, labeled Schav, is the presence of sorrel. Actually, sorrel is not even necessary, as we only added it to spinach which is the main ingredient. I use it when I can get it, and if I don’t get it, I just use more spinach.  In Poland, they used exclusively sorrel in the old times. It was the soup of pour people, and sorrel was a weed kids were…

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. I will have to try this one.

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, do try – it’s so easy, delicious, and refreshing – and please let me know how it turns out.

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  2. Osyth says:

    I adore sorrel as it turns out. Spinach is one of my best friends. I can make this. I think I will!

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    1. Go for it – it’s easy, delicious, and so refreshing! Let me know how it turns out, please.

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      1. Osyth says:

        I will … I must ask my lovely man in the market to save me some oseille!

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      2. Had to use translator 🙂

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      3. Osyth says:

        It’s funny how my vocabulary faultlessly encompasses all the ingredients I love!

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      4. As I tell my students, I know one useful and six useless languages, but no Spanish or French, unfortunately. My vocabulary is greatly assisted by Mr Google.

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  3. [ Smiles ] You caught my attention with the words, “Cold, ” and “Green.”

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    1. I am glad! I hope you find time to make it, and I hope you like it – thank you for a nice comment.

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      1. [ Smiles ] You are most welcome!

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