Save your vegetable scraps to make homemade vegetable stock/broth!
Make sure your scraps are clean and not spoiled. Keep them in a bag in the freezer until you have enough to fill a pot with.

Here's your basic directions:
1. Heat oil in a soup pot.... Add your vegetable scraps and possibly even toss in garlic, parsley, thyme, or bay leaves. Cook over high heat for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

2. Add a pinch of salt and enough water to cover the vegetables and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Strain. Discard vegetables. At this point you can refrigerate the stock if you'll be using it soon or pressure can it for long term storage.
Β 
Some ingredients to consider: mushrooms, eggplant, asparagus (butt ends), corn cobs, fennel (stalks and trimmings), bell peppers, pea pods, chard (stems and leaves), celery root parings, marjoram (stems and leaves), basil, potato parings . . . Get the idea?

Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before being published

BECOME A BRAND AMBASSADOR! Join the affiliate team

Earn aΒ 25% commissionΒ from every sale you refer. Learn MoreΒ β—†Β Affiate Program Registration

Already have an affiliate account?
Login/Affiliate Dashboard

FEATURED POSTS

VIEW ALL BLOG POSTS
Your Guide to Gardening Through all 4 Seasons

Your Guide to Gardening Through all 4 Seasons

As the weather becomes consistently cold (in late October and early November, in the upper Midwest), you can work at preparing your garden for winter. There are several aspects to winter preparation.
How to Deal with Squash Bugs

How to Deal with Squash Bugs

Squash bugs can destroy crops and are quite the nuisance. Check your squash plants daily for signs of squash bugs and theirΒ eggs. Β  What to look...
How to Save πŸ… Tomato Seeds

How to Save πŸ… Tomato Seeds

There are several ways that you can save your heirloom tomato seeds, but here are two of the most popular techniques.Β  Fermentation Method: Choos...
How To Tell When πŸ† Eggplant Is Ripe

How To Tell When πŸ† Eggplant Is Ripe

EggplantΒ is a versatile fruit often used in Italian dishes such as ratatouille, caponata, and lasagna. Eggplant easily absorbs the flavors of wh...
Start these NOW for a fall garden!

Start these NOW for a fall garden!

Summer will soon be over but having a thriving vegetable garden doesn't have to end when summer does.Β With a little bit of planning, and p...
How Many Plants a 12β€³ Container?

How Many Plants a 12β€³ Container?

Here isΒ a suggested number of plants that will grow successfully in a 12β€³ container. It would be a waste of money and time to start moreΒ seeds...
Why Won't My Root Veggies Grow?

Why Won't My Root Veggies Grow?

You’ve put in all the work, planted your root veggies with care and all season you’ve been eyeing their gorgeous leafy green tops and waited with a...
Seed Planting & Spacing Guide (printable)

Seed Planting & Spacing Guide (printable)

← GO BACK TO GROW GUIDES Here is a cheat sheetΒ you can save to reference all of the planting and spacing specs for each ofΒ your seeds. Click on the...

SHOP OUR ENTIRE SEED CATALOG

Browse through hundreds of different varieties

πŸ“™ SEED CATALOG {A - Z}
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

ENTER THE SEED SHOP ❱

YOU RECENTLY VIEWED