In response to some of the worst economic times since the Great Depression, I’m excited to launch my “grow. cook. grub.” series. With unemployment climbing, diet-related illnesses increasing and health-care costs skyrocketing, more and more people are looking to feed themselves healthfully, simply and cheaply. Using my family and community as an example, I will show readers how easy it is to cook health-promoting, delicious and inexpensive meals all year using food from my home garden, CSA and local farmer’s markets.
Oscar Grant Greens
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Yield: about 1 1/2 quart
Soundtrack: “Home” by The Modern Jazz Quartet from Blues At Carnegie Hall
This stock is all-purpose and can be used whenever a vegetable stock is called for. In addition to the suggested ingredients below, you can add the tough stems and trimmings from leafy greens and other vegetables.
2 large onions, quartered (include skin)