8 Essential Tips for Avoiding Food Waste — Reader Intelligence Report | The Kitchn

8 Essential Tips for Avoiding Food Waste — Reader Intelligence Report | The Kitchn.

 

handy tips and suggestions- also my own persona addition to this list is to spread fresh hers out on along a couple of sheets of kitchen roll and then roll up before placing in the fridge as this extends the life of cut fresh herbs 🙂

Homemade Herb Infused Vinegars

What a fabulous post I have just read on Herbs and Oils World on Facebook!  How to make your own herb infused vinegars- what a brilliant addition to the kitchen cupboards and also a fabulous, easy yet personal gift idea. I can’t wait to get started on this!

These herb infused vinegars are easily made: simply pour vinegar over a big handful of fresh herbs and allow to steep. The herbs will start to flavour the vinegar after about 24 hours, but leaving for up to a few weeks will obviously strengthen the flavour.

Choose from apple cider vinegar, white balsamic and other good quality vinegars as the base- don’t waste time with simple white vinegar as this is difficult to improve regardless of how many herbs you pack in.

Make the infusion in a large glass jar, then when according to taste you feel your infusion is ready, strain off into sterilised vinegar bottles- a fresh sprig can be inserted to enhance that authentic country, homemade look. However the article I read suggests removing after a month or so to prevent spoiling… I suspect that once opened these vinegars will be so delicious they will not last much longer than that anyway!!

 

 

These are the delicious combinations suggested:

Parsley, Rosemary & Sage 
Pack a handful of with parsley, rosemary & sage in a jar with ½ rice vinegar and ½ white wine vinegar for a rich flavored vinegar that’s a bit sweet and perfect for Thanksgiving dinner.

Fennel & Citrus 
Add fresh fennel or crushed fennel seeds with the zest of one lemon, lime, and orange to apple cider vinegar. This bright and fruity combination pairs well with a spinach salad filled with mandarin slices and toasted almonds.

Tarragon & Garlic
Fresh tarragon sprigs and garlic cloves are all that is needed to make this fine vinegar usually reserved for gourmet grocery store shelves. Use a delicate white wine vinegar to ensure the sweet but earthy tarragon flavour has a chance to shine.

 

I think I am going to start with the tarragon and garlic!!

Source: http://www.myownlabels.com/blog/homemade-herb-infused-vinegars/