We enjoy soup year-round, of course, but as Daylight Savings ends and temperatures drop, we’re more inclined to make it. These early storms offer a perfect opportunity to make homemade stock, the best gift you can give soup. Although stock simmers for quite some time, the actual hands-on work is minimal so if rain cancels your plans or if you’re staying in to watch the World Series, you can easily make stock at the same time. Here are three stock recipes from the Seasonal Pantry archives.

A favorite soup, Lacinato Kale, Radish Greens and Potatoes, topped with Bellwether Farm yogurt.

Vegetable Stock
Chicken Stock
Beef Stock

Once you have a freezer full of homemade stock, it is a breeze to make soup to enjoy for lunch, dinner or even breakfast. Here are several soups from the Seasonal Pantry archives, all fairly easy to make and all bone-warming and delicious.

Homemade Chicken Soup

Just Soup

Black Bean Soup with Merguez

White Bean Soup

Bread Soup with Turkey & Sage

Spicy Apple Bisque with Chipotle, Cheddar & Bacon

Potato Cheddar Chowder with Fresh Sage & Sausage

Roasted Carrot & Coconut Soup

Roasted Eggplant Soup

Sorrel Soup

Caldo Verde with Bacon & Creme Fraiche

Pasta e Fagioli

Winter Sunset Soup with Beets, Carrots, Potatoes, Ham Hocks & Burrata

Starry Night Soup with Blue Potatoes & Yellow Carrots

White Bean & Hog Jowl Soup in a Pressure Cooker