April 10, 2010
Stock that won't crash
The stock market blows....when it crashes.
This stock doesn't.
And it is so incredibly easy to make. Here is what I did....
Put water in a pot. Add vegetable scraps. You know, ends of celery stalks, carrot shavings, the ends of onions, kale stems, what ever I was chopping and discarding for my soup. I added a bay leaf, some salt, pepper, garlic powder and I simmered the pot for a several hours. (The house smelled fantastic!) Strain. Put in containers and freeze or used as a base for soup.
I used this for a vegan kale white bean soup I made on Saturday. The rest is in the freezer in small containers ready to use for other soups.
Just about 0 calories
Cost - less than $0...since most of these scraps would have ended up in a compost or the trash.
And actually, now is the time to buy stock - I mean Wall Stree stock - if you have the cash. It's like a sale. And who can turn down a sale. If you don't have cash for stock, for the love of pete, don't stop contributing to your retirement account. That is all.