Vegetable Stock

10 07 2008
 
vegetable stock
before

I use vegetable stock and broth in a lot of my cooking, but MSG gives me headaches. It is next to impossible to find anything affordable! So here is my 1st attempt at boiling the menagerie of leftover veggies (1 part veggies to 1 part water, more or less) from my pantry and fridge. There’s also a nice big bunch of parsley from to container on our back porch. I’ll update later with an after photo to see if it actually came out.

after!

after

 UPDATE: The broth came out nicely, but I couldn’t use any of the boiled veggies, since I had added onion skins and veggie peelings to the pot. Here is a picture of the broth with some peppercorns and allspice berries being brewed up to make a tasty brine for our Christmas in July turkey.

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12 07 2008
hereinak

The fresh parsley makes it look so yummy. Homemade stock is a great way to use up leftover veggies and to help your family eat healthier.

15 07 2008
Teresa

Ooooh, I haven’t done vegie stock before. We make all of our own chicken stock…it is much cheaper, and I know what is going into it. The cans on the shelf in the grocery store amaze me – all of those words that are so hard to read!

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