Saturday, June 11, 2011
I have a not-so-glamorous secret. I save my vegetable scraps. Carrot peels. Onion skins. Apple cores. Soft tomatoes. Even peach and plum pits.
I keep a big scary looking ziploc bag in my freezer. Every time I have some vegetable (or fruit) scraps, I toss them in.
By the end of the week, the bag is usually bulging with scraps. That means it's time to make stock.
I dump all those nasty scraps in a colander. I turn on the hot water and rinse and rinse and rinse and rinse and rinse.
Then I dump it all in a pot, add some bay leaves, dried mushrooms, kombu seaweed or dry wine if I have some handy, and cook it up for a couple of hours.
When it's cooked through and through, I pull out the colander and drain it, discarding the veggie scraps and saving all that nutritious stock.
And I've got healthy, flavorful stock for whatever soup I want to make!
Do you make stock? What's your secret?
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Posted on Saturday, June 11, 2011 by Rivki Locker
Hi! I'm Rivki Locker, an ordinary person who lives a harried, busy life like you do. I created this blog to share my ideas about how to eat healthy without spending all day shopping, eating, cooking, and measuring portions.
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