Bay leaf was highly praised by the Greeks and the Romans, who believed that the herb symbolizes wisdom, peace, and protection.That’s why still nowadays after getting the university degree we wear a laurel crown.
The spice contains many minerals and vitamins(A and C) that are essential for optimum health.
Store bay leaf in an airtight jar or container and keep away from direct light.
Italian Vegetable Broth
- 1 carrot
- 1 red onion
- 1 stock of celery
- 2 potatoes
- 2 bay leaves
- 5 l. water
Cook the sliced vegetables and the bay leaves in abundant water with a pinch of rock salt.
Bring to a boil over a high flame and then let it simmer. Let it cook for an hour.Now your broth is ready to be served with any small pasta or tortellini cooked in it for 10 minutes.
If you like you can cook also a hen or a chicken with the vegetables,cooking it for two hours and skimming regularly.