Does anyone hate as binding as much as me? It is definitely the least favorite part of making a quilts. I've been quilting for about six and a half years and my first binding was this year. A few tutorials later, now I know how to do binding, but I still don't like doing them. I started doing binding and now I have three bindings sewn on the front of three quilts and three left to cut. That leaves all the hand sewing as well. The first picture is of the first three quilts with the binding attached. The second picture is of the three quilts waiting for bindings.
Like I said I had ingredients for borscht, the infamous Russian beet soup. Let me be the first to tell you it is delicious.
Here is my attempt at writing out a recipe for something I just make from memory.
1 package of stew meat (about 1 pound)
2 Bay leaves
2 large potatoes, cubed
1 medium head of cabbage, shredded
2 medium beets, grated
2 large carrots, grated
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 15 oz can of tomato sauce
fresh parsley and dill
Brown the stew meat in olive oil in a large pot. Once the meat is browned, add 6-8 quarts of water and bring to a boil. Salt the broth to taste, maybe even a little salty. Add the bay leaves. Boil for 15 min. Add the potatoes. Cook for an additional 10 min, until the potatoes are almost tender. Add the cabbage and return to a boil.
While the meat and potatoes are cooking, in a frying pan saute the beets, carrots, onions and garlic. You may find it worth your while to find a sucker to grate the beets for you, to save you from red hands for the day. (Thanks, Steve!) Cook until onions are clear. Add tomato sauce and simmer until cabbage has been added and the water has returned to a boil. Add the tomatoes and vegetables to the pot. Also add fresh the fresh chopped herbs, about a tablespoon of each. Simmer for 5 min. Remove from heat. Borscht is better the next day, so better to prepare ahead of time. It is served warm. Garnish with additional fresh herbs and a dollop of sour cream. Enjoy!