Herbal Vinegar with a kick!

Here’s a quick n’ easy way to add delicious flavour and healing power to your meals. As  many of you know, I’ve been experimenting with adding a little heat here and there and am finding that I can tolerate more as time goes by. Why enjoy more heat? It increases circulation in the body. That’s the quick answer. Increased circulation ensures nutrients reach destination all over our body, which is a healthy choice!

HerbalVinegarwithAkickI have a batch of this on the go and can’t wait to try it.
I normally make my infused vinegars with Apple Cider vinegar so looking forward to trying this one with red wine vinegar for a change. If you prefer other herbs (i.e. not a Cilantro fan!! – substitute flat-leaf parsley, basil, oregano or thyme ~ or any of your favourite herbs)

Crank up the heat!

Cilantro-Garlic-Ginger-Hot Pepper  Vinegar

Makes 2 cups-
1/2 cup cilantro, loosely packed
3 quarter-size slices gingerroot
1 small hot red pepper, fresh or dried
1 garlic clove, peeled
2 cups red wine vinegar

Put the cilantro, gingerroot, red pepper, and garlic in a steeping container.
Cover with the vinegar and attach the lid.
Set the container in a cool, dark place, shaking every day or two.
Taste after a week, then filter (or let it steep longer until the flavor is to your liking).
Pour into bottles, cap tightly and label.


Thanks to Mountain Rose Herbs for this recipe.
I normally make my version with Apple Cider Vinegar but have a batch on the go at the moment with the RED WINE vinegar and am looking forward to tasting it soon! 
Are you making any infused vinegars? Please comment and share what you are doing!
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  • This is my first year ‘making’ things like this. I made chive vinegar this spring and use it in my salads. I have an elderberry vinegar infusing right now…I used the spent elderberries from the syrup/tonic I made last week. Anxious to try that too. Was looking up hawthorns to infuse, but not sure what they are good for? Heart ailments I think.

    • Hawthorn is a wonderful herb! Yes, excellent remedy ~ supportive to cardiovascular system. Supports heart health and blood pressure health. Give it a try!

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