Saturday, April 20, 2013
Simple Saturday: Vegetable Stock
Making this vegetable stock is stupid easy.
And I can't believe I didn't think of it before my awesome, foodie coworkers told me about it.
This is one of those "one man's trash is another man's treasure" situations.
You take your veggie trash (if you will), stalks, leftovers, roots, stems, all the parts that you usually cut off and throw away. You take those pieces, store them in a baggie or container and let them build up over days or a week until you're ready to make some stock.
Then, you take all of those bits and stems and leafs and leftover herbs and combine them with enough water to fill your stock pot, some salt and pepper and let it boil for a few hours.
Congratulations, you've just saved yourself a trip to the grocery store and at least $3 by making your own stock.
And now you're well on your way to soup town.
(Stock can be stored in the fridge for a week or so or frozen for many months.)