Wanna be fancy? Wanna “look” fancy at your next get together? Pick your vinegar: Apple Cider, White, Wine, or Rice …let’s stop there and keep it simple. Add 3 tablespoons fresh herb or mixture of herbs of your choice (mix a couple and make it a “house” vinegar”) for every quart of vinegar.
Don’t use ground herbs or spices because the vinegar will get cloudy. Store it at room temperature, with a lid on, making sure your herbs are covered in the vinegar. It will be ready in 24 hours, and after you use some, you can top it off again with the same original vinegar. Just make sure your herbs stay covered. If you’d like, you can remove the herbs after a couple of days. Lula’s for Lunch…and More! Catering uses our Tarragon Vinegar to make pickles that we put in several recipes (see pic of our Baba Lula Ganoush garnished with them!)
Vinegar is a preservative, but it does have its limits. The word itself is derived from the French “vin aigre” meaning “sour wine”. Don’t use more than around 3 tablespoons of your herb mix per quart because too much foreign “matter” can result in food poisoning. Happy Creating!