left4bread you are a nut :D don't you like the words :"vegetable stock"?
A basic veg. stock recipe.
Take equal amounts of celery, carrot, onion, some bay leaves, a bouquet garni, good pinch of black peppercorns. Cook all the veg down in some oil (something bland like canola) till they soften. Add enough water to cover by a few inches. Add peppercorns and bouquet garni. Bring to boil, then simmer, covered , for about half an hour. Strain the mix then, there's your stock.
As KYH says, veg scraps help the taste, such as onion skin, parsley stalks, celery tops are good too. A tomato or two can help also, or the ends of the tomatoes.
But please, no human bones :D They are expensive....