- spring onions
- ~ 3 hours
not usually, but sometimes
- * whatever we have, not always all these oniony veg … is that even a word?
- bell pepper — if it needs to go it’ll do more in the broth than in the compost, the same with a potato or two
- any green in the fridge we want to add (aka: get rid of) such as spinach, lettuce, etc.
- any herbs (or most, I don’t add basil no matter how much we have in the garden)
we call it clean-the-fridge broth
And we make enough to freeze ~4 cups in storage bags | store in smaller amounts also for when we need a little bit only. Use mainly for soups, but could be for anything, really, even risotto. I make vegetable broth much more often than chicken broth.
- salt pork
- celery stalks — full, discard after
Could be cooked sauce, canned tomatoes, even paste in a pinch — which we also save in a baggie when we open a can and don’t use it all. I have two small, clear plastic containers in the freezer with items like these — so they’re easy to find. Otherwise, they’d get lost in the jungle.
- cheese rind — keep a baggie of these in the freezer also
- salt + pepper as needed, depends on the broth
- lentils — prefer French (Puy) lentils because they seem hardier
- ~ 1 hour, more or less
i asked Santa for
a bread machine years ago and he said: Uh, no. Appliances are forbidden presents. To which I responded: Ok, I’ll get it myself after Christmas, but it is the only thing I want. THAT WAS EASY!
- bread flour
- ~ 3 hours
April 24 and this is on my mind