Bone Broth

I’ve been reading a lot about bone broth lately, and decided to try it.

I got marrow bones from a local butcher, and roasted them before adding them to the crock pot.


Next I added two heads of garlic, an onion, baby carrots, celery, sage, thyme, peppercorns, and some salt. You can add pretty much whatever you want.



Added distilled water, covered, and cooked for 48 hours. After straining everything out, I tried a mug.


It was extremely oily, but tasted great! Also the fat rises to the top after chilling in the fridge, so you can just scrape it off. I saved it for cooking, and it’s been great for steak and eggs. I have already used about half.

I’m happy with this batch. Next time, I want to find a couple chicken feet to add. I’m hoping to use Thanksgiving turkey bones in my next batch as well.

I found these articles informative and inspiring. They first one is a more in-depth recipe, the second is the science of why bone broth is good for you:

Bone Broth Basics: Make Bone Broth in a Slow Cooker by Vivian Cheng @ The Real Food Guide

The Health Benefits of Bone Broth by The Paleo Mom


Ice Cream Turtle

I was recently asked for an ice cream sculpture instead of birthday cake. This is my attempt:

Ice cream turtle

Ice cream turtle

I think it turned out pretty well, and it was delicious. I used this Copycat Homemade Magic Shell recipe from The Slow Roasted Italian. It’s very easy, just coconut oil and chocolate.