Since we are at the Farmers Markets almost everyday, we get a lot of fresh vegetables. And we take advantage of this time of the year to not only enjoy the fresh bounty available but, we also preserve a lot.
We can, dry and freeze as much fresh produce as we can. But, sometimes, we just can’t get to everything everyday.
Waste in this home is not an option!
When I have veggies that are starting to get a little limp and just not fresh enough to do other things with, they go into a pot of water!
If I am just using vegetables to make a vegetable stock to freeze, I will use a couple of teaspoons of our All Purpose Seasoning Blend to season them up.
And if you have leftover beef roast, I love adding our Rancher’s Blend Dry Rub to the roast when I cook it and any leftovers are used with veggies to make a rich beef stock. I will also add a couple of teaspoons of the Rancher’s Blend Dry Rub to the pot of stock.
Just chop up all the veggies you have that are getting a little to tender or you know you will not be using in the next couple of days and throw them into a pot of water. Add some of the Poultry Blend or All Purpose Blend. bring to a boil and then reduce the heat. Just let it simmer until the water is reduced by almost one half. Cool and skim off any fat and then pour into a freezer safe bag or container, label and date.
Now you have some wonderful rich stock ready for future dishes. Great as a soup base, gravies or sauces!