Fill a large stockpot with the water (it should be about 3/4 full). Bundle thyme, parsley, peppercorns, and fennel seeds in a small piece of cheesecloth to make a bouquet garni, and place in stockpot. Add remaining ingredients.Advertisement
Cover pot, and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Remove lid; gently simmer 30 minutes. Remove from heat; discard bouquet garni. Use immediately, or let cool completely before storing.