I have a dear friend who is really going through it just now. I’m taking the lengthy and arduous trip to go see him tomorrow, and I thought of a small gift I’d like to bring him.
He is vegetarian. I have a lot of asparagus stems (you know, the lower 1/3), broccoli stems, etc. which I put in the freezer because I am hedonistic yet thrifty.
I am going to bring him some heady homemade vegetable stock. So far I have asparagus, broccoli, onion, kale, celery, bok choy, and green cabbage.
My question: If I throw in some truly beautiful red cabbage, which we also have too much of, will it ruin it? Will it confine him to a narrower category of potential uses for the stock? (I am thinking of a borscht-like effect. Yes, I know borscht is beets, but still)
I know you have good advice for me. Thanks!