Bill and Sylvia Varney
Recipe by Oxmoor House January 1997


Recipe Summary



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Instructions Checklist
  • To make vinegar, fill a clean, sterilized glass bottle or jar with all ingredients. Use 2/3 white vinegar to 1/3 white or red wine to make vinegar more mellow. Pour vinegar/wine mixture over herb mixture; bruise herbs with a wooden spoon.

  • Cover container and store in a cool, dark place at room temperature. Stir mixture once every 4 or 5 days with a wooden spoon. The vinegar will be ready in 3 to 6 weeks, depending upon how strong you want it to be.

  • Filter/strain herbs from vinegar. (A coffee filter and funnel work well.)

  • Place fresh, clean blossoms from chives, dill, borage, lavender, and mint in a clean, attractive bottle. Pour vinegar over sprigs.


Christmas with Southern Living 1997; Fredericksburg Herb Farm