Sunday, November 27, 2011

Final Exams

It is that time of year again! No, I'm not talking about Christmas (but I will be soon!), I am talking about final exams. I have been studying like crazy these past couple weeks and will officially be done as of Tuesday. Bear with me until then, because this space will be filled with holiday cheer coming up very soon! Amongst the books, I have found time to do some things around the kitchen. Today, I am making another big batch of vegetable stock. I borrowed D's parents giant pot to make the whole process go a little smoother, and it is simmering away on the stove right now, making enough stock to last us a good few months at least.

Today's batch is a collection from throughout the summer. There are about a dozen whole tomatoes that went a bit wrinkly before we could use them, beets (tops and bottoms), onions, cabbage, a whole bag of pepper insides and various others from our preserving days. These "carcasses" will make a rich and flavourful organic broth for literally zero dollars. We pay an average of $4 for a 1 litre container of organic broth at the store. This pot will probably make 10 litres. That is a HUGE saving! If you are interested in making your own broth it really couldn't get easier than this. I have a tutorial on how to make it here. 

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend! I will be back after Tuesday.



  1. Great vegetable "carcass" ideas!! :) Thanks for the tips.

  2. Well good luck with 'zams! I've just finished mine last week and I have forgotten the sense of 'brain-freedom' when that happens (after you get out of the 'ok I can squeeze some study time in then... oh ... wait... no more studying, I'm done! lol).

    That will be you soon :)

  3. Good luck on your exams, Brenna! I feel your pain- mine are next week, and right now I'm just procrastinating on a whole stack of readings and final projects that need to be done soon. Enjoy your freedom when you get there!

  4. I'm sure you are now breathing a huge sigh of relief. Phew.
    The stock looks amazing. Looking forward to seeing the meals you add it to.