September 10, 2018
Borscht can be made in so many different ways, there seems to be variations for all different cultures but it's a very basic soup that is so hearty and delicious. This recipe comes from my father-in-law, Art, and he always makes it in the late summer and early fall with fresh veggies from his garden.
I never grew up eating borscht so he was the one that introduced me to it, I'm so thankful because it's one of my favourite fall suppers now!
Art's BorschtYield: 6-8 servings Prep: 20 min Cook: 30 min
1lb extra lean ground beef1 large onion, chopped2-3 garlic cloves, minced5-6 carrots, chopped4-5 beets and beet stems and greens, chopped10-12 baby potatoes, chopped in halfHandful fresh dill, chopped4 cups beef broth4-6 cups waterSalt and pepper to taste
Start by frying the ground beef in a large dutch oven or pot on the stove. You'll need something that will hold at least 16 cups of liquid. Add the onions and garlic and brown. If using lean or regular ground beef, drain off the fat and put the meat back into the pot. Add the chopped carrots, beets, beet tops and stems, potatoes and dill and stir. Add the beef broth and enough water to cover all the ingredients in the pot, add salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil then cover and let simmer for 20-30 minutes on med/low heat.
Once done, you can serve with sour cream or heavy cream or eat it right out of the pot. My father-in-law always likes to add vinegar instead of cream which is how I love to eat it too but it's entirely up to your taste.
Followed with a slice of Arizona lemon pie, a gingersnap cookie or a warm cinnamon bun, I'm sure you'll want to make this soup again!
Comments will be approved before showing up.
July 13, 2018
RHUBARB OATMEAL COOKIES
It's rhubarb season! I especially love rhubarb in pies and tarts, one of my favourites is raspberry rhubarb. It's almost raspberry season so that'll be showing up next but today it's rhubarb oatmeal cookies with white chocolate chips.
May 03, 2018
April 12, 2018
FARMING 101: FEED
We have three types of bales we handle for our herd: silage hay, hay and straw. The ones I have pictured here are all round bales we make with our round baler but we also have smaller squares we make up of hay and straw for hand feeding and bedding in the barn.
Join the Club!
Sign up below for 10% off your first order and be on the list to receive exclusive newsletter extras!