My mother-in-law used to make the most delicious vegetable soup that everyone in the family referred to as borscht. She grew up in Romania but was of German descent. Unfortunately, I never thought to watch her make it from beginning to end and now she's gone. It was basically a "clear" beef or lamb broth with onions, carrots, potatoes, parsnips (I think), lots of dill, and maybe some other herbs like parsley. It did not contain tomatoes or celery. Some of the family would add a dollop of sour cream to their bowl before eating although I preferred it without. I haven't had any luck searching online so I thought I'd ask my fellow Chowhounders before I attempt to recreate it on my own. Has anyone else ever had something like this? Thanks!