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Herb Broth Recipe
Chris McLaughlin Herb Story

Chris McLaughlin is a super-dee-duper author friend of mine famous for her passionate growing stories and tales of how she dyes her own wool and lives in the country with her family (as well as rabbits, chickens, goats, and more). She is amazing and has all sorts of fantastical homesteading, farming, and gardening ideas to share. Today she sharing one of her best recipes with you — how to make herb broth. I have tried it and am absolutely in love because it is very yummy!

Laughing Crow and Company is Chris’s wonderful website and blog which features her family flower farm. She also has a big list of successful books she has published including her most recent, A Garden To Dye For, which is all about utilizing items from the garden to dye wool and other materials. In the recipe below Chris shares her ideas on how you can use rosemary and other ingredients to make an absolutely brilliant herb broth recipe. Give it a try with your fresh summer herbs.

Herb Broth Recipe
Recipe Type: Broth Recipe
Author: Shawna Coronado at
This herb broth recipe is perfect for both summer, fall, and winter dishes. Pick the herbs and make the broth while everything is fresh, then freeze. This recipe was originally published on Chris McLaughlin’s About Homesteading Blog –
  • 5 cups of vegetable broth (or just use water)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cayenne pepper (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 10 fresh sage leaves
  • several sprigs of flat, Italian parsley
  • 1/2 medium onion (chopped)
  • 6 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • Fine meshed strainer
  1. Start by pouring the vegetable broth or water into a pot on medium-high heat.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and give it a stir, bringing it to a boil.
  3. Once it’s boiling, turn the heat down to medium and let the broth cook for 30-40 minutes.
  4. Strain the solids out by using a fine-meshed strainer held over another pot or bowl.

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  1. What a great recipe… I’m thinking this would be a yummy base with which to do a risotto. Plus… Chris has a bunny!

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