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11) The Broth Bag

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The message can’t get any louder or clearer: homemade is just better. Perhaps broth exemplifies this point, and it doesn’t have to be complicated to make your own. Just collect the odds and ends of your veggies throughout the week and toss ‘em in the freezer in what Troy Farmer has dubbed “The broth bag.” He goes on “It’s a bag we keep in our freezer where we throw any and all vegetable scraps—onion tops and skins, celery tops, too-bad-to-cook-but-fine-to-broth garlic scraps, carrot tops, you name it. Just build it up and, once the bag’s full, boil everything down for a few hours to get the best broth you’ve ever tasted. Just steer clear of anything too starchy, like potatoes.” To strain homemade broth, use cheesecloth or a sieve.

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