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Which vegetables to use for stock?

Which vegetables and/or fresh herbs should be used when making vegetable stock? Are there any vegetables/herbs that should be avoided? Can parts of vegetables that would otherwise be discarded be ...
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How briny should the water be when soaking broccoli to remove bugs?

I've seen advice to drop homegrown broccoli in a pot of salted water for a while so the bugs come out. What's the right salt:water ratio and how long should I soak?
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What are some good ways to Roast Peppers

I'm looking for a safe method to remove the skin.
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Heirloom tomatoes

What makes a tomato "heirloom" and what is the difference to conventional tomatoes? Edited: heritage -> heirloom, makes more sense that way.
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How do I clean kale and other leafy vegetables for cooking?

I'm eating a lot of kale and other leafy vegetables lately, and I'm concerned about removing pesticide residue. Is thoroughly rinsing the leaves in cold water enough?
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How do you steam vegetables?

Assuming you don't have a "vegetable steamer" that you received as a wedding gift, how do you steam vegetables?