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Re: Borscht <T>

Looks like this never made it to the list so I'm re-sending it...

> Hi All,
>    We've begun subscribing to an organic veggie box service run by a
> local farm.  This week we got (among other things) green garlic, yellow
> Finn potatoes, beets, cilantro and onions.  They gave us the following
> recipe in the newsletter, which I modified only slightly.
> It was great.  You could serve it with a dollop of ff sour cream, but we
> left this off and the fresh cilantro on top was the best addition.
>    It's also great to have a better idea about what's really in season
> in the area.
>          Heather Levien
> A Different Kind of Borscht
> (adapted from the Terra Firma Farm CSA Newsletter)
> 1 bunch beets
> 2 stems green garlic
> 8 cups water
> 1 pound of potatoes
> 1 large onion
> fresh cilantro
> Steam a bunch of beets for 20 minutes or until the skins just
> peel off.  Meanwhile, chop green garlic and water saute until
> carmelized.  Add water and bring to a boil.  Slice the beets and
> potatoes thinly and add to the broth.  Simmer gently for 15-20 minutes
> until the potatoes are tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.
> Meanwhile, slice the onion into thick half-rounds.  Broil in the oven
> in a pan with a little water and salt and pepper.  Stir frequently.
> Garnish the soup with a forkful of onions and a sprinkling of chopped
> cilantro.