My dear friend Heathy of Sweetly Raw is coming to visit.. she is healing her body using certain items that are impossible for her to bring with her. So I made Heathy a nourishing traditions style bone broth using grass fed marrow bones from Novy Ranch and a grass fed beef shank steak..
My Fabulous Le Crueset Pot!This is how we do it baby...
Get a large stockpot, if you are lucky, one like my pal AnnMarie had a drawing for at Cheeseslave ! Yep, I won! Go visit her and tell her Debbie sent you!
Add some amazing grass fed marrow bones ( a gift from my dear buddy Darla), I used around 5-6 lbs of them... add 1/2 cup Braggs cider vinegar and some water to cover, let sit for 30 minutes or so...
Then I roasted a grass fed shank steak from Whole Foods for about 45 mins at 400 degrees..
Make sure you keep a sharp eye on certain family members.
Cover the bones and shank with water.. add the veggies which are
*3 carrots chopped
*1 red onion chopped
*3 celery stalks chopped
*one bunch of parsley (I messed up and added this now.. you are supposed to add it at the last ten minutes of cooking.. oh well.)
*3 sprigs of fresh thyme
* cracked black pepper
Add the veggies to the water and bones..
Make sure you leave about an inch at the top of the pot.
Bring it to a boil....um yeah, mine was full to the top :)
Then lower to a simmer.. and let her sit.
I leave mine for three days, gotta get all that marrowy goodness out!
I kept stirring it.. about 3 times a day or so..
Take the bones out with a slotted spoon or tongs....and any meaty chunks.. for your best friend.
Ok boy, you can eat now!
Strain out the chunky stuff like so:
And you will be rewarded with this golden nectar of the bone..
No, there is not a tree in the broth, it's the reflection from my kitchen window!
Pop this in the fridge, let the fat gather on the top and scoop it off.. then store it in containers in the fridge or freezer.
I plan to give Heathy four jars of this bone broth.. and plan to make some bison broth Weds night.. it will be ready when I see her Friday night!
Malcolm trying to restrain himself..
all that is left is the bones.. which will no doubt be buried in our yard..
Heathy's Bone Broth jars, waiting to be filled.
May your kitchen be warmed by your stock pot simmering and your heart be full of love for your friends, furry and otherwise. <3