Making your own infused vinegars is easy and fun to do…check out this lavender vinegar recipe to sprinkle over salads and fruits or add to more elaborate salad dressings.
¼ cup fresh lavender buds
1 tsp lemon zest
1 cup white wine vinegar
Gently wash lavender buds in cool water. Leave to air dry on a paper towel for an hour. In a clean jar, place lavender buds and lemon zest. Pour in the vinegar. Seal the jar tight and shake vigorously. Place on a window sill and shake once a day for at least two weeks and up to four weeks.
To use, pour through a strainer and simmer (don’t boil) in a non-reactive pan for a few minutes. Return vinegar to the rinsed out jar and cover tightly. Store in a cool dark location for up to a year.