My Family Borscht Recipe (If You’re Interested)

Disclosure: Look, it’s not always sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll, sometimes, it’s borscht with cabbage, and playing in the snow. I’m Katlina Kliewer, I’m in a multiverse, with good music, good drinks, baby laughter, birthday cake, business meetings, photo-shoots, patient care, and by god some good damn food. So that being said; enjoy the following if you dare…

My German/Mennonite Great Grandmother’s Borscht:

“Cook 1/2 a chicken (more if desired) with bay leaf, celery pieces, chopped onion, 5-6 whole allspice, parsley, salt and pepper until almost done or meat can be separated from the bones. Remove meat from broth, cool and dice in bite size pieces.”

To the broth add:

• Diced chicken

• 1 small onion

• several bay leaves

• parsley

Cook a little longer, then add:

• 1/2 head of cabbage

• 2 potatoes, cubed

• a tomato or tomato juice (V8)

• 1/2-3/4 cup carrot slices

• dash of chili powder

Just before serving, add 1/2 cup cream

This is a much different type of Borscht than the one my Russkie friend makes. Her recipe is made with beets (and was pretty damn good surprisingly).

What do you think?



In Other News: “Getting To Know Me”

In this day in age, internet, social media and information on demand, most have come to accept that not everything we read is true.

As well, We can safely assume that not all media news reports are factual either. There is always a matter of perspective, bias or some form of “twist” being told to every story.

I want to know what’s going on in Your “neck of the woods”, really?

This is a large world, and an even larger universe with many countries, lands, people and differing cultures.

So What’s Yours?

Mine is simple. I’m a German/Texas raised girl, who’s family’s homeland does not even exist anymore. (At least, not recognized by NATO). It has been a long time since Prussia was an empire. Now I get introduced by The German, as the “Prusslander” only to receive a few chuckles from who he tells.

My family makes, “Zweiback”, every winter. It is really just an old Mennonite family recipe for a sweet dinner bread roll, that is made in two balls. (Picture it like a snowman, only missing his head.). Very tasty though.

Texas has a lot of land, yes. But no, people do not ride horses to school, and tie them to a cactus. Though some will still wear boots and cowboy hats. And, No… I don’t own one.

What are some of your family traditions? Anything special to you?

Family is important to me, but so is starting some of my own traditions. I’m still thinking about them, but I’ll let you guys know when I come up with it.

Here is a collaboration with Mr. Sekrett Scilensce, for your listening enjoyment. Click Here

Till next time,

– Kat




Katlina Kliewer is a Singer and entertainment-enterpriser who collaborates on multiple styles of Music. Her passion is in the genre known as Electro. Her industry focus is in Electronic Rock and Orchestra Songs featuring obscure Synthesis. For Listeners, the projects she works on can transcend commonly accepted formats. For Supervisors of sound-departments, gripping levels of sound stimulation can be invented.