RITUAL: Making broth

Much has been written about the benefit of good homemade bone broth. Namely that it helps heal your gut lining, is very restorative and is a great source of amino acids, gelatine, glucosamine, fats, vitamins and minerals. Shop bought stock, including organic, doesn’t contain the nutritional benefits that homemade bone broth does – I suppose its not that surprising when its generally a lump of dried powder  – so making a bone broth once a week or so is a great thing to do for your family. Starting it from fresh at some point in the week ain’t gonna happen in our house  – its too time consuming  – but putting the bones from Sunday lunch straight into a stock pot with any left over veg & gravy as well as any other veg from the fridge that needs using up is more realistic . I also add a quartered onion, some fresh turmeric any herbs such as thyme and rosemary that I have, a couple of peeled garlic cloves, ginger, salt & pepper and water. It doesn’t need to be a set recipe but more a way of using up anything that might otherwise be wasted and turning it into something useful. Then I either put it in the bottom oven overnight or just simmer it for a couple of hours ready for soup or noodles during the week.

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