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Rosemary Infused Vinegar

Rosemary Infused Vinegar from My Own Ideas blog #homemade #recipe #diy #kitchen #gift

(Used in this project: Tall Labels and Small Oval Tags in Love style.) The salads I prepare at home were transformed when Lorraine and I went on our pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. We started in Paris, on our bicycles, and rode to the Pyrenees, then west across the top of Spain to the city of Santiago de Compostela, following the ancient pilgrimage route taken by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims over the centuries. We stayed mostly at pilgrim refuges, and many of them serve dinner. … [Read more...]

Homemade Herb Infused Vinegars


Herb infused vinegars are easy to make but they pack a big punch in the kitchen. Make them by simply pouring vinegar over a big handful of fresh herbs and letting it steep. Choose apple cider, white wine, white balsamic, and other good quality vinegars as your base. Simple white vinegar will be difficult to improve much no matter how many herbs you pack in. It’s best to make your initial infusion in a large Mason jar then strain out the herbs when pouring into a sterilized vinegar bottle. … [Read more...]

Ginger Infused Vodka


Whenever you have a container with items preserved in liquid it is reminiscent of scientific experiments, and it is a conversation starter. Whether it's on your mantle, on a counter, a book shelf, in the kitchen, or in the pantry, there is a very hand-crafted feel to the mysterious concoction. I’ve enjoyed infusing things like cooking oils, bath oils, salts, soaps, etc., and I feel the next natural step is to infuse my favorite alcohol. I thought I’d start with a flavor that satisfies both … [Read more...]