6-8 cups water
1/2 pound smoked farmer sausage cut in slices or smoked ham
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Boil together in large pot for 30 minutes.
Now add 4 cups potato-cubes ( cut into small cubes)
2 cups chopped beet tops or green spinach
1 cup green onion, tops included
1/4 cup fresh green dill (packed)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 bay leaves
Boil for another 30 minutes. Now add 2 cups buttermilk and heat to just till boiling point. Remove bay leaves. Add a hint of cream. Serve with a slice of buttered bread on the side.