Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Homemade Vegetable Broth

OK so it was late at night when I was making this and frankly I took crap pictures. I think you get the idea though :)

Every time I use any veggies I save the peels, ends and even onion shuck. I throw it all in a ziploc in the freezer. A gallon size is just about right for making broth. When it's full I simply dump it in the crock pot and let it run for 4-6 hours until the veggies are mush and the water is golden brown.

When it's cooked to oblivion, strain and press mixture. Cool in a shallow pan and freeze or use right away. I like to use it for soups and even in vegetable based smoothies. The pulp is compostable of course :)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Life is Beautiful

Here are just a few snapshots of life recently...

Beet dyed hard boiled eggs for Easter. They were great with a little Sriracha in the yolk mixture.
Dragon Boat on the Willamette River, Portland, OR
Bucket in her favorite spot in my office
A sweet little pufferfish I encountered at the doctor's office
Close up of an old wooden canoe
A Baltimore Orioles baby blanket I made for my baseball obsessed cousin 
My little Red seeing helper