a base to build off of..
we are surrounded by tools today; tools to open a can, fix a leaky faucet or check the oil on your car, so it's hard for us to accept that there was a time before tools. as our forebears diligently tried to find the calories to feed the growing brain, it requires twenty percent of our daily intake, the mind grew in conjunction with the amount of calories we could harness from the environment surrounding us. break open the femur of a scavenged prey and get vital nutrients from the marrow, or build a fire and release hard to assimilate nutrients through breaking down the cell walls. whatever it was that gave rise to homo sapiens, we know the brain is greedy and will reward you if given the right input.
my bone broth is a communion with my ancestral past, a way to minimize waste and an altogether delicious addition to any liquid based meal. i used the ends of vegetables, a touch of umami and bones with marrow still attached and cook it in liquid for hours. the photo on the blog post is beef marrow bones, carrot, onion, garlic, soy sauce and miso paste in water left on a slow boil for over four hours, but is better if left longer. i will then strain it through a large colander and freeze whatever i don't think i'll use within the next few weeks.