You know those pricey bottles of "flavored" oils?
Well, the last rain and sunny days we had made my own basil bloom like a community potluck depended on it, and I still have a lot of Pure Olive Oil from Costco last September. So, with that in mind, I decided to finally use the $2.99 bottle I got from IKEA last month and make my own!
I know, I'm not creating a trend, but I'm more gloating over the fact that I was finally able to do it!
See that good looking bunch, that's only a few stems. Yummy!
And here it is! I purposely bruised most of the leaves to start the infusion. After only a few hours, the olive oil smelled incredible!
- Make sure the bottle you use is sanitized (washed in hot, rinsed well and dried)
- Harvest the herbs you will use.
- Rinse herbs lightly on all sides and pat dry lightly. Let dry on a paper towel for a few hours or overnight. Or lightly blanch in a boiling water. Again, let dry completely.
- Slowly insert herbs in the bottle, lightly bruising some of the leaves.
- Pour oil slowly with a small funnel.
- Leave a gap from the mouth to the top of the oil level to aerate.
- Make sure the lid is secure to keep from spoiling.
Ok, I'm off to bake some sandwich bread for tomorrow!
Thanks for hosting Michael Lee and thanks for visiting!