Saturday, November 9, 2013

Beef knuckle bone broth

Bone broth is so good for you and soup is great during the fall winter time :) plus it's super simple to make - just takes time. 

Simply place knuckle bones in a large stock pot. Fill with water and set to low for 12 hours ish. Since the pot will be over heat for at least 12 hours, you want to be sure there's enough water to compensate for some evaporation. 

I usually have it on low all day and before going to bed I turn the heat off so that when I wake in the morning, the fat, scum and blood solidify at the top and is easy to scrap off. I use a cheap scrapper I got from the Asian market, it's great for this :) 

After scrapping the fat off, I set to low for one more day. You don't have to do it that long and 12 hours or until the broth has a nice milky white color is good enough. 

And you're done! Yummy bone broth! :) 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Baked Pluots! (or plums)

Make two cuts in each pluot or plum, place in baking dish and bake at 350 for an hour. 

Very yummy! The fruit sugar and water seeped out and created a gelatin layer at the bottom of the dish that tasted and had the texture of a fruit roll up! Amazing! It was very tasty! Sweet and tart like cranberry sauce :)