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Another Vegetable Stock

Posted in Food by joncrispin on 01/03/2015

We needed space in the freezer, so it seemed a good day to make another vegetable stock.  Here’s some history about when this got started.  I usually do it outside on the gas grill, but the idea of having the smell wafting throughout the house was appealing.  I had been saving rinds from Parmesan cheese so those were added to the veg scraps.  It cooked for about 5 hours and is amazing.  Should help to make a lovely risotto.

Vegetable Stock #2

Posted in Food by joncrispin on 20/07/2012

I made stock again last night.  Same basic idea as before.  I usually cook stuff like this outside on the side burner of the grill to keep the smells down in the house and because our inside stove is electric.  I still prefer gas.  Lots of different veg remainders in this one; lemons,red peppers, ends of haricots vert, and who knows what else.  It smelled really good while cooking and in the end produced about 3 full quarts of stock.  I have been using the last batch to make risotto and the flavors are really subtle.  Give it a try sometime.  So much better than composting if like us you don’t have a vegetable garden.

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