I guess I like dirt

I have never had a beet that I particularly liked. I just don’t eat dirt clods that look like they bleed.

But that was before this winter, and a recipe that came with some beets from a co-workers garden. I think it came from a Campbell’s cookbook (page 18), but I have copied it here in the way that we made it (more or less).

If I am cut, do I not bleed?

Creamy Beet Soup

A twist on traditional borscht. While usually served hot with yogurt, it is also tasty chilled (so I hear).

  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 Tbs. butter
  • 1 medium potato, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2-3 medium beets, sliced
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. snipped fresh dill, or 1 tsp. dried dill weed
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • Yogurt garnish

In a large sauce pan, over medium heat, cook onions in butter until tender. Add potato and garlic; cook 1 minute. Add beets and stock to saucepan; heat to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat 15 minutes or until potato is tender.

Place one-half beet mixture in blender or food processor. Cover and blend till smooth. Place blended soup aside and repeat with remaining beet mixture. Return soup to saucepan. Add dill, salt and pepper to taste. Serve with yogurt.

Out out damn spot!

This bodes well for Bea’s plans to grow some of these strange veggies in our garden(s) this year.

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6 thoughts on “I guess I like dirt”

  1. Our basement will have a structure of sorts that may do the trick. It is on my list of projects for the summer.

  2. How about describing he flavor of beets as ‘earthy.’ Although even though I like them, I still think they taste like dirt… 🙂 looks wonderful! I am excited about your gardens!

  3. Oh, I know earthy. I have coffees that are earthy, as well as mushrooms, and have known an earthy wine. But beets… well, they aren’t just earthy because there isn’t another flavor, just earth.

  4. Huh. I don’t even think of dirt when I eat beets. Although the soup would probably be too carb- heavy for me to eat much of, you sure have a knack for making food look gorgeous in your photos!

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