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Mrs. Kostyra's Vegetable Stock

This great recipe is courtesy of Mrs. Kostyra.

  • Yield: Makes about 8 cups

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 2157


  • 3 medium carrots, scrubbed and cut into chunks
  • 3 medium ribs celery, scrubbed and cut into chunks
  • 1 medium onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 medium leek, well washed and cut into chunks
  • 1 medium tomato, cut into chunks
  • 1 small head fennel, cut into chunks
  • 15 whole black peppercorns
  • 2 medium garlic cloves
  • 3 sprigs parsley
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 10 cups water


  1. Combine the carrots, celery, onion, leek, tomato, fennel, peppercorns, garlic, parsley, thyme, and water in a medium stockpot. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, discarding solids.

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