Monday, May 28, 2012

Basil Vinegar

I love herbed vinegars.
They are so easy to make and
they just add that extra bit of flavor to a recipe.

I decided to make some Basil Vinegar
using my purple basil
using a recipe from my
Company's Coming Preserves recipe book.

2-3 springs of basil
2 cups white vinegar

Place basil in jar.  Add vinegar.  Cover.
Let stand in cool place for 4 weeks.
Taste to see if flavored enough.
If it is, strain before using.
If it isn't strong enough, let stand a few more days.
Basil twig may be left in bottle for looks.
Keeps at least 1 year.
Makes about 1 pint.

The one thing I like about using purple basil
is the beautiful pink/red color
that the vinegar turns after just a few days.

It just gives it that extra special touch.

~Finding the amazing in the simple~
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  1. thank you!!! we use vinegar on everything g! and our basil in the garden is abundant...thanks!!

  2. Annmarie - Your welcome! The basil vinegar is one of my favorites :)

  3. That is amazing. Sometimes the simplest things are the best. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  4. Oh, now I want to try that! Love the color!

  5. I have never tried to make that, and have so far never used it. What do you use it on? Give me some ideas. I am growing basil this year and might just try it. I was thinking tomato's might me a good start?

  6. Sherry - I love the color too :)

    Janice - My favorite way to use it is in salad dressings or in any recipe that calls for vinegar.

  7. It looks so pretty in the crystal decanter. So easy and yet so nice. Thank you for your visit and nice comments. x jeanetteann

  8. That is so pretty and must be very good! I haven't grown any purple basil, but now it looks like I'll have to!

  9. What a beautiful vinegar! I'm sure it tastes amazing with the fresh basil.

  10. Hi Alana,
    What a beautiful container for your awesome Basil Vinegar. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Anita - This is my first year growing Purple Basil. It certainly makes a pretty vinegar!

    Candace - Thank you. Fresh basil is amazing :)

  12. I'm going to try it too. Sounds so easy. I don't have purple basil in my garden, so I'm just going to use the regular one.
    The color from the purple basil is so beautiful though. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  13. The regular is great! I have used it many times and it doesn't give you green vinegar :)

  14. So pretty! My mom used to make all the herbed vinegars and oils. I've not done it, though. This next year, after my youngest leaves for college, I plan to study herbs...both for health purposes AND for specialty cooking. Maybe then I'll make some! But I like that red color, too...very striking!

    Blessings and {{{HUGS}}},

  15. I enjoy growing my herbs and the herbed vinegars and oils are so easy to make :)

  16. I'm going to try this for sure....gorgeous colour. I have all The Company's Coming Cookbooks...I love their recipes.

  17. Erica (Irene) - I don't quite have all of them but quite a few, that's for sure. Hope you enjoy the vinegar!


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