veg stock

You'll be cooking a lot this holiday season. That means you'll probably have lots of scraps. Veg scraps, mean veg stock! Save it all. No need to buy stock ever again because it's easy to make and freezes brilliantly. Below is inspiration-- take it away! 

veg stock

ingredient ideas: 

carrots
onion
leeks (the dark green parts recipes barely call for is great for stock!)  
celery
parsley stems
1 bay leaf
mushroom stems
3-4 black peppercorns
thyme sprigs

Roughly chop vegetables and bruise any herb stems with back of your knife.  Place in a large saucepan and cover with water. Simmer for about an hour. Strain, cool and freeze in containers.