I LOVE, LOVE our library. LOVE the cookbooks. I have one out about Filipino cooking.
I was feeling really achy today (women stuff!) and decided to have some of this simple stock I made yesterday. I feel SO much better already:
Boil some free range organic chicken with bones for 5 minutes. Drain. (this gets rid of any ‘impurities’, the book says).
Then: simmer the chicken along with a thumb size hunk of peeled ginger, a bay leaf, a blade of lemongrass (I didn’t have any lemongrass, I should have picked some up at our Grand Asian Market in Charlotte) and pepper. I added a bit of salt too. Simmer 4 hours covered, then strain it. I picked apart the meat and added it to the broth. That’s it! Of course you can add onion ,carrots, etc. I just made it as the recipe said. I am sipping it now out of a mug. I feel a ton better. Medicine! 🙂