Homemade Veggie Scrap Broth

Three mason jars of brown broth

In Top 5 Things to Keep in the Freezer, I introduced the idea of keeping a veggie scrap bag in your freezer, which is how you make my sixth top frozen staple item—homemade veggie broth.  If you have a compost program in your community or a backyard compost, most of your food scraps probably end […]

Grilled Fennel

Grilled fennel bulb sliced in half on a white plate

Grilled fennel is so simple and it tastes amazing. Serve it as an appetizer or side dish — or just devour it straight off the grill.    I recommend using a grill basket coated with a bit of oil. Smaller bulbs of fennel will fall apart and that’s OK. Having the fennel stay together in […]



Fennel Veggie Type: Greens Season: Hot summer months and into the fall Peak months: July-October Uses: Fennel is a unique veggie with a distinct licorice flavor. The bulb itself can be separated from the stalks, cut like an onion, and eaten raw, cooked or grilled. The flavorful fronds can be added to salads, sauces or dips […]