Southern Lemon Blend Herbal Vinegar
Herbal vinegars are easy to make, and offer a unique zest for our kitchen cuisine. This special blend is excellent as a vinaigrette for green salads or a fresh pasta dish.
To a clear glass quart jar add:
2 sprigs of Mexican mint marigold
2 spring of lemon verbena (or two blades of lemon grass)
2 sprigs of marjoram
2 sprigs of salad burnet
6 chive leaves
1 twist of lemon peel about 1/3" wide and 4" long
Fill jar with white wine vinegar heated to just above boiling. Seal and allow to steep until cool. Strain out herbs and fill a clear wine bottle with the vinegar blend. Add springs of the above herbs for decoration. Cork and display until ready to use.
To maintain attractiveness for later use as a holiday give, keep the finished bottle in a dark area such as a pantry.
Plant Propagation Web Sites
The following web sites provide excellent advice on how to propagate landscape plants:
Air Layering Info from Texas A&M University
Plant Propagation Information from the University of Florida
Home Propagation Info from North Carolina State University