Italian Herb Vinegar
1/2 cup chopped fresh oregano leaves 1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves 2 T. chopped fresh sage 1 T. chopped fresh parsley 1 T. peppercorns 1 clove garlic, crushed 4 cups red wine vinegar
combine first 7 ingredients in a wide mouth quart glass jar; Set aside. Pour vinegar into a non aluminum pan; bring to a boil. Pour hot vinegar over herbs in jar; cover with lid. Let stand at room temperature 2 weeks. Pour mixture through a wire mesh strainer lined with 2 layers of cheesecloth into decorative bottles or jars, discarding herbs. Seal bottles with corks or tight lids. Store in refrigerator. Makes about 4 cups vinegar. Directions for gift card: Store in refrigerator to use with vinaigrettes, marinades or vegetable salads.