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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Made From Scratch Tuesday 7/26

 Canning Week 2011 is coming up fast! We've already started some salsa around here using the tomatoes and onions from our garden and some peppers and corn from the farmer's market. Stay tuned for some great canning recipes and all new giveaways!

For now, here's a recipe/idea that I've been working with for the last month...
Infused Olive Oil

what you'll need:
Oil (olive, sunflower, canola, whatever you use)
Glass Bottle with cork
Skewer, or long thin rod to push down ingredients
Lemon Zest
Fresh Herbs (I used oregano and basil from the garden), pureed (about a tablespoon pureed)

Start by sterilizing your glass bottle. I ran my dishwasher on the "sanitize" setting.

Then put about a teaspoon of lemon zest in the bottle. Using the skewer, rub the zest all around the bottle. That will bring out the oils in the zest. Next, add the herbs and repeat rubbing around the bottle with the skewer. Next, add oil and fill to about 1/2" from the top. Put cork in. Let it sit for about a week and enjoy! We have used this infused oil on so many things from garlic bread  to chicken. I wish I had a pretty picture, but I lost my camera cord again. I should really invest in an extra one!

Now, it's time to link up some of those great dishes you make from scratch!
Here are the rules:
1. You can link up as many posts as you'd like.
2. My only content rule is it has to be made from scratch.

3. The post you link up MUST CONTAIN A RECIPE!
4. If you want to put my button somewhere, that'd be cool. You can grab the code for the Made From Scratch Tuesday button on the top right of my sidebar.






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4 comments:

Jill said...

HI,
I shared my Shake To Go and an article I hoe fits in.

Cranberry Morning said...

Canning? Good grief, I'm just getting green tomatoes on my plants! This is what we get for living in NW Wisconsin. :-)

Mo 'Betta said...

Ha! I'm opposite of Cranberry Morning, as my garden has produced A LOT but it's about played out. It's sooo hot here that everything is dying :( I'll be saving the canning recipes for next year! Of course, I'm still getting peppers and tomatoes. I think I picked the last of the corn today...along with 7 watermelon! What does one family do with 7 watermelon at one time?!

Katie said...

Thank you for hosting this link party! I can't wait to read all about your canning experiences!

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