Google+ What I Made Today: Chive Flower Vinegar and Face #24

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Chive Flower Vinegar and Face #24

Today I did something I haven't done for years. I can't remember the last time I used white distilled vinegar, other than for cleaning and weed maintenance, that is. I don't think I've used white vinegar for any culinary use in something like 20 years. But today I harvested the chive flowers, remembered the beautiful pink, fragrant and flavorful vinegar that I used to make in my first 10 years of organic gardening and thought, "What the heck." 

Infused vinegars are simple to make. Just fill a jar with a delicious or nutritious botanical, cover it with vinegar (I usually use apple cider), cap it, and let it macerate for several weeks, then strain, bottle, label and enjoy.

As I made the infusion I recalled friends, loved ones, old and new, and found myself organically offering love and gratitude to the process. I have some clear bottles in the ready, and they're sure to make a nice gift or two. I think I'll do the same with the sage flowers I'm about to harvest. Sage flower vinegar rocks a meat marinade or homemade barbecue sauce.

I made face number 24 for 29 Faces in May. She's in my BoD journal, offering the observation of the annual incessant whine of a neighbor's pool filter.

That's what I made today.



Kat Wilson- Katsmeoww11 said...

Wonderful post! Really pretty and insightful for those of us that are challenged in this area!

Verilee said...

I made chive vinegar today too!!!!

my first time - so pretty and pink!

I am quite in love with chive blossoms....delicious.

Thanks for the info on Sage blossoms as well, will do that as they open soon!


Annie Kelleher said...

beautiful!! love all the faces, too :)

Jenny said...

WOW... your flower vinegar is awesome... and would make a beautiful gift for sure... love your little face... and she does certainly look like she is taking note of something...

Jenny x said...

Your vinegar infusion sounds lovely, thanks for sharing the info on how to make it, I will have to try it. Your girl is very pretty, I like how you have painted over the collaged background. I bet that pool filter is annoying!

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

I use ACV to bathe in, but I can't say I've used it to do much cooking! Although that infused vinegar sounds delicious and I have no doubt it's SO good for you :)

And another beautiful face for 29 faces-She kind of looks like someone's sweet grandmother to me ^.^

Carol said...

Great Face!!! So tomorrow I will be doing the sage vinegar! My chive blossoms are already eaten so I'll have to wait for a second bloom for that one :0)

Sharkbytes said...

She looks wary!

denthe said...

What a sweet little face! I love her!