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Gail Sattler's Mennonite Borsch


Gail Sattler lives in Vancouver, BC (Canada, eh!) where you don't have shovel rain, with her husband, 3 sons, 2 dogs, and a lizard who is more cuddly than he will admit. Gail is the author of over 40 novels and novellas, and when she is not writing Gail plays electric bass, upright acoustic bass, and piano. When Gail is not writing or making music, she likes to sit back with a hot coffee and read a book written by someone else. Learn more about Gail and her books HERE.

Gail's Newest Book Release: The Best Man’s Secret

Dave Ducharme is a man of mystery.

Dave’s heart is captured from the moment he lays eyes on Ashley Kruger. Too bad it’s while he’s saving her from a bank robbery! When Ashley is injured, Dave promises to stay close. He’s determined to take care of her – and to win her trust.

Ashley can’t believe she was rescued by such a gentle and handsome man. As she gets to know her dashing hero, hope grows that he may be the one for her. But when dangerous secrets from his past come to light, Ashley will have to choose between safety… and love.

Purchase the book HERE.

Gail's Recipe for Mennonite Borsch
(Also found in her August 2013 Book Release: A Path to Piney Meadows)

2 pounds beef (with soup bone)
2 carrots
1 medium sized head of cabbage, chopped
2 medium sized onions, chopped
2 cups canned tomatoes or 28 fluid oz. diced canned tomatoes
6 medium sized potatoes cut into squares
Dash black pepper - to taste
Salt to taste
1 bay leaf
a few springs of parsley and dill
1 cup chopped beets - optional (Real Mennonite borsch does not have beets, but Russian and Ukranian borsch does have beets - this is also to taste.)
Sour cream - for serving - if beets are used.

Cover meat with cold water and bring to a boil. Let simmer approx 2 hours, adding water to keep meat covered. One hour before serving, add chopped vegetables and seasonings. 
Potatoes may be cooked separately and added just before serving. When ready to serve take out the bay leaf, remove from heat and serve. (If you used the optional beets, many people add sour cream to their own serving, but many like it without. Again, it's to taste.)
Serves 8.

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