Brow Beat

Stop Throwing Your Vegetable Trimmings Away

If you always compost your food scraps, you can ignore the above public service announcement. Ditto if you are the blasé type of person who’s never felt a twinge of guilt throwing great heaps of onion skin and celery trimmings away.

But if you’re somewhere in the middle—you feel guilty, but not guilty enough to compost—there is another way to make use of your vegetable remnants. Most are still culinarily useful, and taking advantage of their flavor requires very little effort.