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Pot Liquor

I'm bored so here's the situation.
I was talking on a mother's cooking site and I mentioned that I tend to mix pot liquor in my toddler's juice and was wondering what anyone else did with their's as I think it is a waste to just toss it down the drain. I mentioned that before I had my girl I would use it to water my plants...and I was "yelled" at for doing so. It dawned on me that a lot of people who call themselves cooks and foodies have no clue what this do you? And if you do what do you call it?


Asked by elizabooks at 9:21 PM on Mar. 30, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • To me, that's the liquid left over from cooking greens, right? I don't think I'd be able to use it in juice or for plants because I cook mine with salt, or sometimes with bacon grease, which is also salty. It's not much, but it seems like it would be enough to kill a plant.

    Answer by SusanTheWriter at 9:28 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • I have no clue. At first I thought " She put pot in her child's juice!" And then I read more carefully lol

    Answer by amberdawnbarr at 9:23 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • The broth from cooking in a pot?

    Answer by meooma at 9:24 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • broth or cooking water

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 9:25 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Bravo! Yes it is cooked veggie water. I don't cook with salt only ginger or garlic so it has a kick to it. Basically like a homemade V8 without the tomato (which I cannot stand to drink.) Mind you there is never much left- only a shot glass full or two, but it did help the flowers during a drought....

    Comment by elizabooks (original poster) at 9:33 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Yea I was shocked when I first read your post .. I was like "Great another deadbeat mother drugging up her child" or something. lol Then I read the answers. I've never heard of it refered to like that. Interesting.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 10:40 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Never heard of it.

    Answer by sstepph at 8:30 AM on Apr. 5, 2011

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