Tuesday, July 16, 2013


A Stock is ...A Vegetable stock is made by boiling water with vegetables. 

The common vegetables used in making stock are celery, carrots, onions, mushrooms, and potatoes, along with a any other veggies one wants to add ..
Try using Onions, carrots, and celery to be able give the stock a good base and flavor.
It would be great to add a few herbs to the stock like Parsley would do well. Also try using dried herbs, salt, pepper, garlic, bay leaves.
You will have to start with washing the dirt off the vegetables and then roughly chopping them.
Then put all the vegetables in a pot and add few extra inches of water on the veggies.
Always remember to cover the vegetables with enough water so that you can easily stir them in the pot. Less water means that your stock will be more concentrated; more water makes a lighter-flavored stock. Once the water of the stock begins to boil then cook on low heat.
Making a stock helps to use old veggies.
Tip to get best stock... Do not ever use spoiled or rotten veggies.
Instead try to add bay leaves, parsley, cilantro, peppercorns and/or thyme to add a bit more flavor.
Use the stock in soups, stews, or in any recipes that calls for stock.
Store vegetable stock in the fridge and use within 7 days.

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