I liked this soup although I did change it up a bit. I covered whole beets with water and boiled for at least 30 minutes. In a separate pan I rendered bacon, added onion and other ingredients but did not use leaves and stems. Instead of turnip, I used two potatoes, three carrots and after the veggies were soft, I used the immersion blender to emulsify the soup. When serving I stirred in some sour cream, another dollup on top with some fresh dill weed and crumbled bacon. Pretty tasty and beautiful color. Would make again.