Total Calories: 366
* "Beautiful, inexpensive glass bottles are perfect for herb vinegars. Include a recipe card for a favorite salad dressing using the vinegar and a packet of herb seeds for the following spring's garden." Place herbs in a large bottle or jar that will hold at least 5 cups. Add onion, parsley, garlic, peppercorns, and vinegar. Seal tightly. Let stand at room temperature 10 days to 2 weeks to develop flavors shake occasionally.
Strain to remove herbs and bottle in sterilized gift bottles or jars. Add a sprig of fresh herb to each container. Seal tightly.
Store in a cool, dark place, up to 3 months.
*If using distilled white vinegar, add a little red wine vinegar for color.
NOTE: Herbed vinegars give special flavors to salad dressings and marinades. A basic vinaigrette can be made using 1 part vinegar to 3 parts oil plus salt and pepper to taste.