What’s this? One minute I’m chucking vegetable scraps in the freezer to save ‘just in case’. Next minute, wait? Is that? Vegetable stock from scratch? Hello.
This is the easiest, laziest thing to do on a Saturday afternoon when you can’t be arsed leaving the house.
- Roughly chop some onion, carrot and garlic (& maybe celery if you have it – I didn’t)
- Fry them in a big pot for a few minutes
- Add a lot of water
- Throw in some herbs like bay leaf, parsley and thyme (no need to chop)
- Add your veggie scraps from the freezer if you have them
- Cook for ages
I have never done this before.
The thyme in the stock is the same bunch I used a few weeks ago in my easy bean recipe. It keeps for ages in a glass of water, or even just in a dry glass on the windowsill.
I think Plastic Free July might be working some crazy magic on me. I actually enjoyed making the stock (for all five minutes of “active” making). I even went on to make potato and leek soup and vegetable curry. And I cleaned the kitchen. Something is very wrong with this picture.