My first step in this learning project was to stop tossing usable food scraps in the garbage. So I started freezing them. Once I had enough wilted celery, carrot ends, and assorted vegetable detritus, I threw them and a couple chicken carcasses in water to boil.
Here comes the gross part. I had to strain and keep all the delicious broth and get rid of the now much less nutritious veggies and bones.
The grosser parts disposed of, this broth is ready for fresh vegetables to make into a soup. Also, since there’s a whole lot of it, I needed a way to store the soup. Luckily, mason jars are the (hipster?) solution to everything!
I’m going to score the efficacy of each element of my learning project:
Time: moderate (3-4 hours)
Pros: Didn’t throw out nearly as many scraps for a few weeks. Got several delicious and healthful meals out of it
Cons: Apartment smelled like soup for awhile.
Future Implementation: Absolutely. I’ll need to adjust a bit though. Maybe do a pure vegetarian stock, or a beef. I’m kinda tired of chicken soup.