Monday, August 3, 2009

scrap stock

I've just discovered another incredibly easy, incredibly fun, and incredibly free kitchen trick.  

Scrap Stock.  

Collect those onion skins, potato skins, eggplant skins, etc.  Keep those ends of veggies like carrots and zucchini.  And don't throw away those limp carrots that you never got around to using up.  Just throw them in a pot.  Add water to cover them and a lil' bit of salt.  Bring it all to a boil, simmer for an hour & half and then strain.  The result:  

Yummy veggie broth.


Michelle M. said...

That is a really great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Valerie said...

I've done this off and on. I keep a plastic tub in the freezer for just this purpose. When it's full I pull it out and make stock. I feel so much less wasteful that way.