What is the best commercial beef stock or broth readily available in shops in downtown Toronto?
I ask because at the moment I am in hospital but am to be released fairly shortly. However, as my energy levels are low after three weeks of daily radiation, I'm looking for fairly simple things to cook for my supper.
One idea I had was a hearty winter soup like barley and vegetable - not allowed meat yet but probably will soon - but for such soups to work,
they do need a tasty stock or broth as a base.
Hi ER2, sorry to hear about your health problem and I hope you recover soon! If you want to make a simple and tasty stock at home, just buy an ox tail, braise it, and put it in a pressure cooker for 45 mins with some onion, celery and a carrot. I buy it at Mr Greek Meat Market on Danforth Ave, it's usually $3.99 /lb. Here is a recipe: http://www.traditionaltx.us/images/Be...
I always keep jars of Better Than Boullion around for quick broth emergencies. It's not as good as a real, restorative stock made from gelatinous goodies like oxtail, but it works nicely for the sort of quick, easy soups you're talking about. When I lived in Toronto, I found it readily available at Highland Farms.