Cold Red Borscht

Since I am still unable to create new posts, due to various technical and logistical reasons, I am repeating this cool summer soup with the hope that even if some of you, Beautiful People, have seen it the first time around, five years is sufficient time to forget.

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I am sure most of you, beautiful people, know what a borscht is. I am equally sure that everybody has a different idea of what it is. It reminds me of the four blind men and the elephant story: remember how each one of them felt a certain part of the elephant and then compared the elephant only to that part, not getting the idea of the whole? I’ve heard people say, “Borscht? It’s a cabbage soup.” True, but there is only one kind of borscht that I know of which is, in fact, a cabbage soup. The rest of them, and I know three more different ones, aren’t. The other prevailing impression is, “Borscht? A hot beet soup? Yechhh!” Also true, but again there is only one kind of borscht that is a hot beet soup, and that’s the one that also has cabbage in it.  But this is…

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  1. A shame you still have technical problems. Hopefully you’ll be able to solve them soon. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Ronit. Looking for a new laptop, or, rather, waiting for a sale price on the one that meets my needs for work.
      Shabbat Shalom!

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      1. Good luck!
        Shabbat shalom. 🙂

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  2. My husband’s favorite soup!

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    1. I am so glad, Dorothy! Thank you for stopping by and sharing this.

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  3. J Balconi says:

    I did not follow you five years ago, so this is new to me! I may have to try making it. The only time I’ve had it was when a sweet student came across her late grandmother’s recipe and tried it out on her teachers. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. If you do try it, please let me know how it comes out.

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    2. It is new for me, too! Never had this dish before!

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      1. I am glad to have added something new to your life, dear Serena.

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  4. ♥️♥️♥️ a royal platter.

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    1. You are too sweet, darling!

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  5. Sorry about your tech problems, but at least you sent us to a post from before I came on board. I liked the nod to Noah’s pairs.

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    1. I thought that reposting some of the very old ones would not be a bad idea, since quite a few of my followers have not seen those.
      Thank you very much, Derrick.

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      1. It is a good idea.

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  6. BERNADETTE says:

    Well, I didn’t know you five years ago, so I am very happy you reposted this recipe. My son loves borscht. I hope your internet problems get fixed quickly. I miss your stories.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Bernadette! I am glad you like the recipe, and it certainly feels good to be missed.

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  7. Lulu: “Technical difficulties are the worst! Dada says sometimes he’s surprised the Internet ever works at all …”

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    1. Our Mama is never surprised. She says she expects computer gremlins to come out and play any time. Thank you for sticking your cute nose in, dear Lulu.
      The Cat Gang.

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  8. It sounds not only refreshing but quite healthy.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Mimi.

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  9. Gail says:

    Wow. What a refreshing meal. 😋🌿

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    1. Thank you, dear Gail!

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  10. Shabbat Shalom, Dolly! I think, now i am “in time”, and hope you had found a laptop. Thanks for remembering on Borscht. Its also so traditional, i now have to try. xx Michael

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    1. We are still looking for a laptop that fits my work requirements and doesn’t cost a fortune. That is, The Boss is looking and I am hoping…
      Shabbat Shalom, dear Michael!

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