Aromatic Vinegar

Time 15 minutes
Yields Makes 2 cups
Aromatic Vinegar



Reduce the vinegar by half over high heat (the fumes are choking--close the kitchen door and open a window), about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove it from the heat and add the garlic, bay leaf, Mixed Herbs, sage, cloves and coriander. Leave it covered for several hours or overnight. Place a cloth or several pieces of cheesecloth over a funnel and strain the vinegar into a bottle.


Makes 2 cups

Mixed herbs


Cultivated marjoram may, by all means, be added and, if one likes, a couple of leaves each of sage and dried mint, crumbled finely.


Combine the savory, thyme, oregano, rosemary and bay leaf. Store in a small, tightly closed jar.


Makes about 5 tablespoons.

From “The French Menu Cookbook” by Richard Olney. Leftover mixed herbs would go nicely in an omelet or vinaigrette.

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