Sunday, September 15, 2013


One of my good friends entered 2 of my homemade vinegars in the Fair, and I won a Blue ribbon for the Chive Blossom Vinegar, and a 2nd Place Ribbon for the Ruby Basil Vinegar!

I use champagne vinegar as a base, but it's expensive ($40/half gallon with S/H). So over this winter, I plan to buy some inexpensive champagne and make my own champagne vinegar. It takes about 5-6 months for champagne to mature into vinegar, but during that time I have no herbs growing in the garden anyway.

Right now I have some tarragon vinegar brewing, with a touch of garlic in it, and plan some chive (not the pretty pink chive blossom) vinegar later, but before frost.

I did make some fruit vinegars, raspberry, cranberry, and blackberry and still have frozen arils of pomegranate to use. It's amazing what a splash of a fruit vinegar does for meats and vegetables.


  1. Congratulations! That must be a picker-upper after such a tough summer. I'll be interested to hear about your further vinegar adventures.

    I've been wondering how you're doing. Feeling any better? It sure has been a tough slog for you recently.

  2. That's great!! I saw some chive vinegar at the fair 10 days ago, and immediately thought of you. It didn't have the pretty color your photo had shown. I've not used my chive I made yet. Need to soon...


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