Thursday, October 30, 2008

Herbal Vinegars

The autumn weather is becoming less 'crisp' as coolness sets in. The weatherman is calling for rain this week-end. The last 'bits' of garden are being harvested. The tomatoes were all picked and placed in a cardboard box to finish ripening a week or so ago. The colored leaves are falling from the trees and scattering the lawn. Quite soon the 'bleakness' of winter will set in. How I will miss the green of herbs, flowers, and trees! In an effort to preserve summer herbs, I tried my hand at making herbal vinegars this season. Thyme, terragon, and rosemary vinegars are made by immersing them in apple cider vinegar and allowing them to sit for at least six weeks. White vinegar can be used as well, but since I believe that apple cider vinegar is healthier, that's what I've used. I haven't tried them yet --- but they are supposed to be delicious for homemade salad dressings. I'll let you know. The instructions say that after six weeks of infusing the herbs in the vinegar that the jar contents can be strained and the greenery thrown away. But, I think they are quite pretty this way too. Don't you?

7 comments:

  1. Oh they will be very good !!!!Clarice

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  2. Rosemary vinegar...sounds fantastic. I could do some of those and give them as Christmas gifts now couldn't I? Hmmm...will have to investigate further.

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  3. I think they will taste very yummy. At least you get to look at them for 6 weeks. They are very pretty indeed.

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  5. They are absolutely lovely, such a country picture!

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  6. Beautiful! Looks like your vinegar making project was a success.... and I'm sure they will taste delicious!
    Nancy

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  7. Hello, Those vinegars sound wonderful. I like the apple cider vinegars better as well. I'll have to try it. Thanks for the recent kindnesses. I appreciate your character that is so full of life and love.
    You are a beautiful woman.

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