Looking for ways to spice up the holidays? Try making your own herbal vinegar. Now is the
perfect time to do this in time for upcoming Christmas and holiday season.
* Select a high quality vinegar and clean glass container.
* Place fresh herbs that have been washed into the container.
* Fill the container with vinegar, seal it and place on a sunny windowsill for at least three
weeks; longer for a stronger flavored vinegar.
* Strain the liquid into clean, sterilized jars or decorative glass bottles. Add a sprig of
fresh herb to make the gift more decorative as well as easy to identify.
Vinegar preserves the flavor of herbs by drawing out the plants essential oils into the
vinegar. You can therefore control the flavor of the vinegar the length of time you allow the
herbs to 'steep'.