Day 12 of the Inspiration Challenge has arrived and today I’m going to say that everyone should be making their own stock.
However, I do wholeheartedly admit that I sometimes use stock that comes in a carton and I even sometimes use stock powder. If you told a chef about this, then they would probably have a hissy fit! But hey, lets face it – we’re all busy people and we don’t always have time to brew up our own stock of a weekend.
In saying that, making your own is incredibly rewarding and sooo much healthier and tastier then the stuff from the supermarket. The other great thing is that you can make it in a massive batch and freeze it for later use – which is very, very convenient and when stored this way, is just as fuss-free as the non-homemade stuff.
So next time you have some free time, I urge you to make your own stock. I have a basic vegie stock recipe that I use – and then I just add the relevant bones I want depending if I want chicken, beef, lamb or fish stock.