Gallery: DIY GIFT IDEA: Flavored Cooking Oils In Beautiful Bottles

 

What herbs and spices do I use?

Think of the type of food that the recipient likes to cook the most, and use the herbs and spices from that region. Oils can be made simple by just using one flavouring agent, or with an intricate mix with several additives for something more complex.

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  1. jsv November 20, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Flavored olive oils and dressings make great gifts but watch out; there are safe and unsafe ways to make infused olive oil. The unsafe way is to put anything in the oil that contains any trace of water or moisture. That would include garlic, lemon peel, fresh peppers, fresh herbs and spices. The oil will not support bacterial growth but the water containing herbs will. Botulism bacteria can grow in this type of environment, even in a sealed bottle.

    http://www.oliveoilsource.com/page/infusing-olive-oil

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