You knew there would be a but, or until, if you read any of our blogs before. ~grin~
Years ago while shopping for the normal broth, you got to have these vegetables, I had a chat with a sweet older lady. She grinned and asked me why I would waste a good carrot on broth!! Really, she did…so my response was because the recipe I use said too…..such an adorable giggle she gave me. Then she proceeded to rest her arm lovingly on my shoulder and told me I was wasting my time, that a good broth didn’t need it. Then she told me her secret to a good bone broth….of course I listened, smiling politely, thanked her for her recipe. I then took my shopping home and chopped, diced, and followed my recipe.
It was years later that I finally followed her advice, and I have to admit, it wasn’t because I wanted to. Money was tight that year….try finding vegetables in winter in Montana, that didn’t cost an arm and a leg - let alone finding ‘fresh’ vegetables! Well, you can see where I’m going with this. A good broth indeed doesn’t need all those veggies, unless you’re making vegetable broth of course!
The first time I did it her way; I was shocked, pleased, and forever changed in how I make broth. I don’t regret making it this way; I just regret not trying it earlier. Not only do I save money, all those beautiful veggies can be used as food us, not scraps that go to the chickens.
So how do I make a good broth? Let’s talk…..