Eating My CSA

Using the vegetables from my CSA share


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Saving Veggie Scraps


Canning broth made from veggie scraps

Canning broth made from veggie scraps

During the growing season, we try to use as much of our CSA vegetables as possible. One thing we’ve learned from Crescent Dragonwagon’s Passionate Vegetarian is to save the scraps from the veggies in a plastic freezer bag or air tight container and place it in the freezer. You can save things like onion skins, carrot peelings, potato peelings, etc. Anything except vociferous vegetables – broccoli, cabbage, you know, those that give some of us gas. Once you have a gallon freezer bag or equivalent of scraps, dump them in a pot and cover them with water. Add one onion cut in half and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for two hours or more. Strain the broth from the veggies. You can either freeze it or can it.