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Making Flavored Vinegars

Liven up your meals and extend your garden enjoyment with flavored vinegars.

Gather glass jars and bottles free of nicks and cracks. Use non-corrodible metal or plastic screw on caps or new pre-sterilized corks.

Wash and rinse thoroughly then sterilize the bottles by immersing them in boiling water for 10 minutes. You’ll fill the bottles while still warm.

Place 3 or 4 sprigs of washed fresh herbs in each container. Wash the herbs and blot dry. Then dip in a 1 teaspoon bleach and 6 cup water solution, rinse with cold water and pat dry.

Heat the vinegar to about 190 degrees and pour over the herbs in your warm clean jars. Leave about ¼ inch of space between the vinegar and jar opening. Wipe the rims and attach the lids.

Store them in a cool dark place. Allow to sit for 3 to 4 weeks, strain and rebottle.

A bit more information: Don’t stop with herbs. Try creating fruit flavored vinegars. For more details on this and safely preserving your garden harvest, click here.

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