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Old 07-29-2003, 09:49 AM
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Joy - how do you make beet juice?

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Old 07-29-2003, 10:24 AM
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czechlady.. I remember that show... but I also remember Jeff Smith saying... frugal doesn't mean cheap. Unless you do a lot of cooking for a lot of people, saving peelings isn't economical. It works in a restaurant setting because they use the broth to enhance other stocks and gravies. You would have to save an awful lot of peelings and pieces to make a good rich vegetable stock. These stocks are then strained through cheesecloth to remove impurities that might be on the peelings, etc. and then reduced. When you count the amount of time, and the cost of the energy to make a good stock, it's really not worth it for home use.
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Old 07-29-2003, 10:38 AM
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I wonder if putting it in a pressure cooker would do it faster? I suppose if you had some beef bones or something you could add the vege stuff for flavoring, and then strain it. Oh well, it was an interesting idea.

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Old 07-29-2003, 10:56 AM
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Carol.. sure, then you have a vegetable beef broth. The more you add, the more complex the flavors.....but you still need quite a bit of vegetable scraps.
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Old 07-29-2003, 11:13 AM
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Here's a thought we haven’t expressed on this forum very much: It never hurts to ask. A friend had a huge pile of old cedar fence; they were beginning to burn it. I asked and took home enough good lumber to make a bike rack for my kids. Probable cost me $18 because my hubby bought some long screws and a tool he wanted anyway to screw them in with. Saves the house siding we were afraid they would run into while “parking”, also.

We needed another bike. Mentioned that in the presence of someone else. He gave us a beautiful newer bike that was in his way. Cost: two new inner tubes and an hour fixing the bent gear frame.

Someone at a garage sale was giving away a “portable” basketball backboard. He willing to let me move it later. I had tried to pick it up once. He hadn’t told me that it was filled with sand instead of water. So much for portable. So we’ll borrow the neighbor’s snowmobile trailer and use a truck/dolly to move the heavy part rather than pour out the sand and have to repack it later. Cost: gas and goodwill.

Son loves any t-shirt with cars, trucks, trains, tractors. Asked friends to garage sale for me; I promised reimbursement for what ever they find. But if I go looking just for t-shirts, I will spend much more on other “great finds”. One friend has a son size 3T but lots of hand-me downs waiting in boxes. She’ll look thru them for my sizes 5-8 and I will send her my hand-me downs in due time.

So I broadcast my needs from time to time via email or my co-op’s newsletter. I am also very generous in sharing a number of things like my food dehydrator and homeschool books. Another truism: what goes around comes around.
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Old 07-29-2003, 11:47 AM
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Making beet juice is done by cooking scrubbed beets in water, saving the juice and using it for the beet jelly. I cook my beets in their skins, and then once they are cooked thru, I drain off the juice and peel the hot beets ( which the peelings just slip right off).

Also pertaining to the veggie skins/peels, they could always be put in a plastic bag and once accumulating enough for stock then making a pot ful.

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Old 07-29-2003, 12:37 PM
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Veggie Broth

Joy-

I agree, just do as Amy does in the Tightwad Gazette and just put them in a freezer bowl every time you have some and it won't be long till you have enough.

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Excellant thought on bartering with friends, neighbors, etc. it truly is amazing what can be had if someone just knows your looking for it.

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Old 07-29-2003, 03:50 PM
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Joy - thanks for the directions for beet juice! To think I've always just poured it out! I'm going to try the jelly soon.

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I don't know if it's been suggsted yet, but www.notjustbeans.com is a good place to go, also I borrowed the book Not Just Beans from our public library and found lots of good recipes there.
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I have gone to the library and rented many books on how to live cheaper. I don't know about your library, but ours here in Michigan, you can rent up to 10 DVD's at a time for free. You can keep them for a week too. Cheap entertainment!!!
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