posted last week after reading an excerpt from this intriguing book, and today I'd like to share some additional suggestions I gleaned from reading the entire book.
*One of the main ideas Carrie writes about is using a "broth bucket" in your freezer to collect meat and veggie scraps of all kinds. I seem to recall my mom doing this, but I've never tried it. I do make my own chicken broth, but I rarely add extras to the chicken and water, unless I'm making chicken and rice soup. I'm curious if any of you save bits and pieces for the purpose of flavoring your own stock/broth?
*I had no idea you could grow your own celery and green onion on the countertop--this is something I want to think more about, because we use those veggies in such small quantities.
*Carrie suggests using basil stems as well as leaves when making pesto since everything gets pureed anyway. I never thought of that--less waste, and less work!
*I'm interested in a couple unusual recipes: making cookies using leftover oatmeal and cooking potato peel crisps. We do compost potato peels and other scraps, but this even beats composting!
I would definitely recommend this e-book, and through today it's on half-price sale for just $4.99. Seems like a good investment to me since you'll be wasting less groceries by implementing some of these ideas! I hope you'll consider checking it out.