Yup….more from cleaning the fridge. It was a lazy weekend, the weather had turned cooler, so after a long walk my choices were clean house or cook. I combined cleaning the fridge & cooking….cleaning the house can always wait, right ??
So, the vegetable drawer had a combo of things that were just a bit of this and that. One of my friends is vegan & I’m learning a lot about the meatless world. Decided to make veggie broth, which was much better than throwing old veggies in the compost or down the disposal. I used onions, celery, carrots, spinach, cherry tomatoes, a bag of broccoli slaw with red cabbage, mushrooms, red pepper cores & seeds, oregano, basil, thyme, savory, rosemary (all from my garden), garlic, salt, pepper, bay leaf, garam masala, and a dash of curry powder. Amazing for me….no hot sauce or hot peppers but you could. The steps are so easy since it cooks totally unattended. You just:
- Throw everything in a stockpot
- Cover with water
- Season liberally to your taste
- Simmer until the flavors are fully melded
- Stir occasionally
- Taste occasionally
- Adjust seasonings, if needed
- Strain & discard (now you can compost or disposal)
- Pour in lidded containers (quart canning jars work great)
- Refrigerate or freeze
Now you are totally ready for Fall & Winter soup season !!!!