gave me the ingredients but not the amounts and told me to just make enough for however many people were expected. They made
it sound so easy, and it was -- for them. For me it was a real challenge to work with the recipes to get the right measurements
for making a tasty dish. I had another challenge with the metric system, since I'm familiar with only our basic measurements.
The following recipes also include some
from American relatives who originally came from Ukraine or are of Ukrainian heritage:
Stacia Kabanuk Pryhorocki, Milton-Freewater, Oregon U.S.A.
Stacia is my mother. Her mother
was from Tarascha in the Kyiv Oblast, Central
Ukraine and her father was from Chaplynka in the Cherkasy Oblast in Central Ukraine. Some Ukrainian folks call this Red Borsch because of the beets
in it. I grew up on this soup recipe and still make it almost weekly. Serve with warm bread and butter and you have a very
1 cup chopped
1 cup chopped fresh carrots
2 cups green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
3 or 4 medium potatoes,
1 quart chopped or shredded cabbage
1 pint fresh or canned tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup fresh dill weed, chopped
salt to taste
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons flour
minced garlic, to your taste
Put the chopped beets, carrots, and green beans into a 6-quart kettle with about
2 quarts of water and cook a little while. Then add the rest of the vegetables, dill, and salt and cook until vegetables are
tender, adding more water for the desired consistency.
Saute finely chopped onion in oil in a small frying pan and add flour. Stir until smooth. This is used as
a thickener; add this to borsch when vegetables are cooked.
Add some cream and the freshly chopped garlic and cook for about 5 minutes more. Taste and add more salt if
You can use a meat broth or cook a soup bone in water first or add meat to the above. You can also substitute dried beans
for the green beans.”