How to Make an Herbal Vinegar

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Herbs are flourishing and it is time for the first herbal harvest. Capture herbal essence by making herb-flavored vinegars--it is fun and easy to do--and you will have tasty infusions for the year ahead.

Harvest your herbs and wash them if necessary.

Fill a canning jar about halfway to two-thirds full with fresh herbs and then pour rice vinegar, white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar over the herbs. Use a plastic cap to cap the jar, or place a piece of thick plastic between the vinegar and the metal cap. Label and date the vinegar.

Shake the jar once or twice everyday for about a month. Keep in a cool place out of direct sunlight. Open the jar and taste the vinegar; if you are happy with the flavor, strain the vinegar through cheescloth to remove the herbs and pour into a pretty bottle and label. Otherwise recap and leave for 2 to 4 more weeks.


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