This is an opportunity to reuse glass jars you like. Into a clean sterilized bottle place the following:
a nice bunch of garden thyme
1 stick of cinnamon
6 allspice berries
4 little apples with peel sliced
vinegar to fill
Optional additions: black pepper corns, garlic, fresh or frozen cranberries
Leave to steep for a few weeks until the flavours mingle and the vinegar is nicely coloured. Pretty to look at in a window. Remove the apples and spices. Store in the back of the fridge and enjoy in salads. Use the way you would apple cider vinegar. Enjoy!
I used President's Choice "the Natural vinegar" TM. Although it is not organic it is naturally derived from "grain spirit produced by the natural fermentation of sun-ripened grains." Not gluten-free but maybe acceptable to some as it is distilled. It is diluted with spring water to 5% acetic acid and recommended for pickling, cooking and table use.
If you like this post you might also want to read http://chapmanslanding.blogspot.ca/2009/12/fun-with-organic-vinegar-make-some.html
(c) Nancy Guppy, RD, MHSc.
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