Category Archives: soup

French Sorrel Soup

French sorrel – one of the earliest leaf vegetables of the season, if not the earliest. The young small tender leaves of French sorrel are the best for salads. As for the French sorrel soup (sometimes called green borsch), you … Continue reading

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Borsch soup with root vegetables

Borsch is a traditional Ukrainian vegetable soup with beetroot. Actually borsch is not a Russian cuisine (though, of course, it is very popular in Russia). In place of borsch there is shchi (Russian cabbage soup) in Russia. It seems like … Continue reading

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Wild mushroom soup with barley & potato

When the cep (bolete, porcino) mushrooms are in season it’s time to make this nice simple and tasty mushroom soup. This is a traditional Russian chunky mushroom soup recipe. The soup is made with fresh wild (forest) cep mushrooms (better … Continue reading

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Solyanka soup recipe, Russian smoked meat soup

Meat Solyanka is a well known Russian and Ukrainian soup with sour and smoked meaty flavour. There are meat, fish and  vegetable (mushroom) Solyanka but today we are cooking the meat one. Russian barrel salted (not pickled!) cucumbers are always used in … Continue reading

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