Earlier this week, a friend gave us some venison bones left over from butchering, a few went to the dogs and with the rest we made Bone Broth.
We put the bones in a large stock pot, filled it with water and added 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, and let the bones soak for 1 hour. The soaking in vinegar water helped draw out calcium and other minerals from the bones. Then we put the pot on our wood cookstove & brought it to a boil and continued to boil/hard simmer for 24 hours. Before the last hour was up we added an onion and a couple of garlic cloves for health benefits and flavor, you can add parsley and other veggies too.
After cooling the broth we strained it and put it in a 2 quart jar and placed the broth in the refrigerator, you could also can or freeze the broth.
We drink a cup of warm bone broth a day to strengthen teeth and bones and help provide essential nutrients.
Another great drink that provides calcium and many other essential nutrients is Green Smoothies, but that’s for another post , for now check out our DVD The Art of Cooking and make a Green Smoothie right along with us. It’s on sale now! Nourishing Traditions is an excellent book,full of information on ancient food preparation, ingredients, bone broth and more available at www.homestead-blessings.com Many Blessings,
The West Ladies