How to make Chicken Stock / Broth

chicken stock ingredients

Once upon a time, a long, long, time ago, someone discovered how to boil water. Had it been me, I would have been torn over what to make first: soup or coffee? And believe it or not, I think soup would have won. In fact, I’m sure of it.

If you’re one of the Suppertime Blues Jam Band and Cooking Ensemble, you know I’ve written about a lot of soups here including egg, lemon and chickenpotato leek; and chicken noodle.

And then someone who reads these recipes (thank you) asked me, “You keep saying stock, preferably homemade. But how do I do that?”

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Fresh Pasta, a Love Story

Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, I use dried pasta. But… fresh pasta is full out amazing. It can be life-changing food when done well.

Me and the kid decided to make a special dinner. Chicken broccoli Alfredo, a side of maple glazed rainbow carrots, and a round of garlic rosemary focaccia. We also decided to make fresh pasta, or pasta fresca, to add that extra something special.

For the record, the kid did most of the work on the pasta. I made the sauce and sides. Whenever you can, spend some time in the kitchen with the people you love and make some memories.

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