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Stock Pot 08-01-2012 03:21 PM

Fresh vs. dried
 
Given a choice between the two, which would you prefer for making a stew or pot roast:

Fresh herbs but canned stock, or

Dried herbs but home made stock (made with dried herbs)

??

Hoot 08-01-2012 03:27 PM

Howdy!
Welcome to D.C.!
I would prefer to use a good homemade stock and dried herbs.
I have used canned stock. It just ain't the same.

Harry Cobean 08-01-2012 03:38 PM

welcome to dc from manchester uk.as hoot said you can't beat home made stock imo.having said that there are some pretty good liquid/gel stocks about over here,so,because i prefer to use fresh herbs i'd go for a good canned stock & fresh herbs

Stock Pot 08-01-2012 03:44 PM

That's the best. Not always an option for me, though, due to costs, particularly in the off-season. Some plants grow well indoors and some don't.

Harry Cobean 08-01-2012 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Stock Pot (Post 1168909)
That's the best. Not always an option for me, though, due to costs, particularly in the off-season. Some plants grow well indoors and some don't.

most fresh herbs freeze really well stockpot so,if you prefer canned/fresh herbs why not grow extra in season & freeze the surplus to use in the off season?not quite fresh but darn near!!

Stock Pot 08-01-2012 03:57 PM

Good idea. I would always got with the homemade stock, though, no matter what. That's the main thing for me.

Harry Cobean 08-01-2012 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Stock Pot (Post 1168915)
Good idea. I would always got with the homemade stock, though, no matter what. That's the main thing for me.

that's the most important thing,do what works for you:chef:!

Kylie1969 08-01-2012 04:56 PM

Hello SP and welcome to DC :smile:

I prefer homemade :wink:

Kylie1969 08-01-2012 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Harry Cobean (Post 1168920)
that's the most important thing,do what works for you:chef:!

Ever so true H!

Cheryl J 08-01-2012 11:10 PM

Welcome, Stock Pot! Boy, that's a tough question....I guess if I had to choose I would go with the homemade stock and dried herbs. But in a perfect world I would have both. :lol: :wink:


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