Monday, February 8, 2016

Bone broth... Look at the bones!

First, let's start off with something fun!

In my recent post, Lately, I talked about how things are going with the family and how we're going to a lot of extra work in an effort to heal.  One of the things I spoke about was bone broth... I'd like to dive in a little deeper on this topic.

There's a lot of good stuff inside those bones!

 The goal is to heal our digestive tract.  It could have been made unhealthy by a wide variety of things, like stress or antibiotics.  Whatever the cause, it doesn't matter so much... what matters is fixing it!  If you want to learn more about this stuff, a highly recommended book is Nourishing Traditions, but there are enough articles out on the net that would also help.

See the bone marrow hiding in there?  Yep, that's good for you!

Let's get to the point, shall we?  Here's a basic explanation of how we have found is the easiest way to do bone broth.  Get the biggest one you think you can handle, we actually use a 20qt turkey roaster after determining two crock pots were too much work.  We'll pour in about 2-1/2 gallons of water, a cup of apple cider vinegar (it helps draw the calcium out of the bones) and some salt in with approximately 5 chicken feet (yes, it's gross... but they make the most amazing broth!) and a couple pounds of bones (we got our from a local grass fed cattle farmer).  Throw in any veggie scraps for flavor with a little salt and let it cook.


I know... it looks disgusting...

Chicken bone marrow... yep, it's good for you too!

Grand Central Bone Broth Station!
In the bottom right of the pic above you can see a canning funnel, a ladle and a sieve.  We pour the broth into the sieve over the funnel that puts it into our mug for drinking out of... it's messy and I pray it is making a difference!

Maybe if I ever figure it out I can make a youtube video and show you how we do it...

Till then, this looks like a good one....

Keep your powder dry...

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