Italian Herb Vinegar
Disclaimer: I don’t always follow recipes. This recipe for Italian Herb Vinegar is great but feel free to use it as a starter if you’ve never made herbal vinegar. If you’ve got fresh herbs that go well together, mix them up to suit your tastes.
Italian Herb Vinegar is a nice addition to holiday baskets or as a hostess gift. You can make the bottle look nice by dipping the neck of the bottle in melted paraffin wax. I dip once and let it solidify, and then dip it again but not quite as far this time, and let it solidify. If there’s room, you can dip it a third time. Tie a handmade tag around the neck with a piece of jute or raffia and it’s ready to go. For the tags, a recipe card or a piece of paper grocery bag looks nice. You could write the recipe on the tag.
I use Italian Herb Vinegar in coleslaw, drizzled over thin slices of cucumber, zucchini and summer squash, or over slabs of mozzarella topped with a thick slice of fresh tomato. Add a tablespoon or two to the mayonnaise before mixing up the dressing for potato salad. You can also mix this 50/50 with a good olive oil for salad dressing.
As a side note, did you know that the blue ingredients in my recipes will take you other recipes? If you have extra garlic for instance, click on garlic to find other recipes.