I have been making your recipe for borscht from one of your cookbooks for many, many years. I made a LARGE pot for us in early October. Your original recipe called for a can of diced tomatoes or for 2 cups of fresh tomatoes but your newer recipe omits the tomatoes. I made it without the tomatoes and after tasting the first few spoonfuls felt like something was missing so I went back and looked at the old recipe and saw the tomatoes. I added a can of tomatoes to the soup left in the pot and then it tasted right to me. It is one of our favorite fall soups. I had gotten all the veggies for it at the last farmers' market of the fall.
I love borsch! 💛 Interesting that you cut carrots and beetroot. I always grate it and never saw it cut like that. Wondering if it makes difference for the taste.
Unfortunately my husband is not a fan of beets in any form, otherwise this looks delightful. Glad you are recovering from Covid---us as well!
I puree any leftovers for a delectable creamy borscht...
Just the thing for a frosty November day. Can't beat it, really. Gotta run to the store now to get me some beets!