I got this recipe from Anna Olson's show "Fresh" on the Food Network. When I saw Anna make the soup, it reminded me of the cold beet soup my favorite aunt used to make so I just had to try it! I served it with sliced hard boiled egg on top (like my aunt). Both hubby and I loved it on this hot, summer afternoon. NOTE - I used 3/4 cup (roughly) of mini carrots instead of dicing them. My soup took upwards of 1hour & 15 minutes to cook - so I think it depends on how fresh your beets actually are. Also - I omitted the dill (as dh is "anti-dill" and didn't s & p until just before serving. I also didn't strain the soup as I wanted a more rustic soup. Cooking time does not include chilling time.