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German Borscht

(by Ursula James)

(My mother cooked from memory and a method of tasting and sniffing the brew until her nose and taste buds said Ahhhhh; then we ate). But the exact ingredients probably were as follows.)

1 lb. ham bone with plenty of meat still on

1 c. chicken broth

4 c. water

6 - 8 whole ripe tomatoes

3 stalks celery, chopped

2 - 3 medium carrots chopped

1/2 c. yellow onion, chopped

2 medium red potatoes, diced

1 c. red cabbage, chopped

paprika, to taste

salt and pepper, to taste

sweet cream or sour cream