Friday, June 4, 2010

Weekend Herb Blogging - Tarragon Vinegar

This week's Weekend Herb Blogging is hosted by Briciole.  I decided to try and make herb vinegar.

There are all sorts of recipes around for tarragon vinegar using different kinds of vinegar (white, white wine, cider, red) .  I ended up using tarragon, garlic, red pepper flakes and white wine vinegar.

Garlic, Tarragon from my herb garden, dried red pepper (my own peppers, dehydrated and ground). 

Filled with white wine vinegar

I cut several long stalks of tarragon and broke them into pieces.  Peeled 2 cloves of garlic and added a liberal sprinkling of crushed, dried red pepper.  Put in the jar (that's been cleaned and dried) and fill to top with white wine vinegar.  I'll put the jar in the basement to sit and steep for several weeks, then decant into a new jar.


  1. Yum - great idea for gifts. I was thinking about doing some flavored wines and vinegars, too. Maybe some olive oil! How do you strain it?

  2. The jar looks beautiful. I am trying to imagine the flavor of the vinegar, when you finally open it. I am also envious about your tarragon: I tried to grow it twice and was not successful. Thank you so much for participating.