Easy Flavored Vinegars WPT 2019 Garden Expo

Easy Flavored Vinegars WPT 2019 Garden Expo

Easy Flavored Vinegars WPT 2019 Garden Expo 20

Easy Flavored Vinegars WPT 2019 Garden Expo

Slides are online at www.wigardenexpo.com/schedule 21

Easy Flavored Vinegars WPT 2019 Garden Expo

Agenda 1. What is vinegar 2. What is flavored vinegar 3. How to make it 4. What to do with it 22

Easy Flavored Vinegars WPT 2019 Garden Expo

Agenda 1. What is vinegar 2. What is flavored vinegar 3. How to make it 4. What to do with it 23

What is Vinegar? ~ ~ A sour-tasting liquid containing acetic acid. 24

  • What is Vinegar? ~ ~ From French Vin
  • Aigre ~ ~ Wine
  • Sour 25

What is Vinegar? ~ ~ Between 5-20% Acetic Acid Less Than 2% Alcohol The rest is mainly Water 26

What is Vinegar? ~ ~ The Acetic Acid provides the sour taste. 27

What is Vinegar? Carbohydrates - Converted through Fermentation to Alcohol (Ethyl Alcohol) - Converted through Fermentation to Vinegar (Acetic Acid) 28

What is Wine Vinegar? Grapes - Converted through Fermentation to Wine Alcohol (Ethyl Alcohol) - Converted through Fermentation to Vinegar (Acetic Acid) 29

Vinegar is made from what’s available: ~ ~ Persimmon: South Korea Kiwifruit: New Zealand Coconut: SE Asia Rice: China, Japan, Korea 30

Basic Distinction ~ ~ Balsamic Vinegar Aged Italian Trebbiano Grapes ~ ~ Uses a different process. 31

Basic Distinction ~ ~ Infused: Tarragon Vinegar ~ ~ Tarragon herb flavor is infused into wine vinegar 32

White Distilled Vinegar In the US ~ ~ Fermented from Grain Alcohol 33

White Distilled Vinegar Elsewhere Fermented from the Alcohol from Potatoes, Sugar Beets, Milk Whey, Sugar Cane & Grain 34

Agenda 1. What is vinegar 2. What is flavored vinegar 3.

How to make it 4. What to do with it 35

Asking: What is flavored vinegar ? Is similar to asking: What is flavored lemonade ? 36

A way of preserving the flavor of Herbs and Fruits. 37

Start with the available Vinegars ~ ~ Wine, Rice, Apple Cider, Balsamic, White 38

Infuse with: Herbs Or Fruits 39

Herbs to try: ~ ~ Basil, Rosemary, Tarragon, Pepper, Garlic, Onion, Mint, Thyme, Oregano, etc., etc., etc. 40

Rosemary Bushes 41

Use only Clean and Fresh Herbs 42

Basil: ~ ~ There are over 100 varieties of Basil with various flavors. Sweet Basil is the most common. 43

Other Flavorful Varieties: ~ ~ Lemon Basil Lime Basil Cinnamon Basil Licorice Basil 44

Basil ~ ~ Some varieties may not be at your grocer but you can grow from seed and then propagate through cuttings. 45

Basil from seed then multiplied with cuttings 46

Basil Cutting in a net cup to develop roots. 47

Other Herbs from Cuttings: ~ ~ Mint, Rosemary, Sage, Oregano, Thyme, Lemon Balm, Tarragon 49

Wait!!! ~ ~ Pepper, Garlic and Onion? Are these Herbs??? 50

Herb: Any plant with leaves, seeds, or flowers used for flavoring, food, medicine, or perfume. 51

Herb of the Year 2016 - Pepper 2004 - Garlic International Herb Association 52

Fruits to try: ~ ~ Raspberry, Blueberry, Peach, Apricot, Nectarine, Lemon Peels, etc., etc., etc. 53

Vinegar-Flavor Pairings ~ ~ Be familiar with the vinegar base you are using.

Fig, Peach or Pomegranate Infused Balsamic 55

Vinegar-Flavor Pairings ~ ~ Taste is an Individual Thing. Experiment!!! 56

Agenda 1. What is vinegar 2. What is flavored vinegar 3. How to make it 4. What to do with it 57

The process is called infusion. 58

The flavor of an herb or fruit is infused into the vinegar base. 59

Two Methods: Cold: At room temperature Or Hot: Vinegar is heated 60

Try ideas with small quantities.

Two Quick Examples 62

Cold Method With: White Vinegar as Base Jalapeno Peppers as flavor 63

Measurements ~ ~ 1 Pepper for 1/2 Cup Vinegar 64

1. Quarter Pepper 2. Remove Seeds 3. Crumble into bottle 4. Add vinegar 65

1.Cover and wait 2.Taste weekly as you wait 3.More time more flavor 66

After Aging... ~ ~ 1.Strain 2.Dilute to taste with base 67

Avoid “Pepper Hands” The burning sensation after cutting hot peppers comes from oils that coat the skin and are very hard wash off.

Try oil on hands as a barrier. 68

Hot Method With: White Wine Vinegar as Base Basil Leaves as flavor 69

Hot Method Heat accelerates the Infusion Process 70

Hot Method Heat the Vinegar Almost to/but not boiling 71

Hot Process Will create some fumes. Use ventilation. 72

Hot Process Can be done in microwave. Watch so it doesn’t boil. 73

Make in small quantities to test flavors. 74

Measurements ~ ~ 5 Basil leaves for 1/2 Cup Vinegar 75

1. Heat Vinegar 2. Crumple leaves into bottle 3. Add vinegar 76

1.Cover and wait 2.Taste weekly as you wait 3.More time more flavor 77

After Aging... ~ ~ 1.Strain 2.Dilute to taste with base 78

Raspberry Vinegar: Hot Method ~ ~ 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Raspberries 1/2 Tablespoon Sugar or Honey 1/2 Cup Red Wine Vinegar 79

Raspberry Vinegar: ~ ~ Remember these ingredients. ~ ~ They are also used to make Shrubs. 80

Make in small amounts.

Keep in Fridge. Use Clean & Dry bottles. Use Clean ingredients. If it turns bad , dump it. 81

For larger amounts with a longer shelf life: Follow Sterilization Guidelines Similar to Canning https://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/uga/ uga_flavored_vinegars.pdf 82

For larger amounts with a longer shelf life: Metal will corrode over time in contact with Vinegar. 83

Agenda 1. What is vinegar 2. What is flavored vinegar 3. How to make it 4. What to do with it 84

Vinegar is widely used as a preservative and a flavoring. You can preserve and add more flavors. 85

Vinaigrette: Oil & Acid With Flavoring 86

Vinaigrette: Olive Oil & Flavored Vinegar Try 3:1 proportion Adjust to taste 87

Vinaigrette: On Salads Or As a Bread dip 88

Use Flavored Vinegar with Olive Oil For Dipping Bread 89

Use Flavored Vinegar with Olive Oil Apply with pastry brush to inside faces of sandwiches 90

Try raspberry vinaigrette on bread for egg salad sandwiches. 91

Pepper Ketchup ~ ~ Pepper Vinegar with Ketchup Tomato Paste to Thicken 92

Day Old Pizza ~ ~ Sprinkle day old pizza with a flavorful vinegar to wake it up. 93

On Ice Cream ~ ~ Peach infused White Balsamic Vinegar Drizzle on Ice Cream 94

Other Sauces: ~ ~ Add a flavor to your favorite sauce, to taste. Thicken as needed. 95

After making fruit vinegars, the used fruit can be used in chutney. 96

Try your own ideas 97

More popular in recent years: Shrubs Vinegar based cocktail syrup 98

Shrubs: Sweet Fruit Vinegar Drink ~ ~ Concept goes back 1,000s of years. 99

Shrubs: Fruit Pulp Vinegar Sugar or Honey Combine 1:1:1 100

Shrubs: Similar to Flavored Vinegar plus Sugar. ~ ~ Adds flavors to drinks. 101

Sources 102

National Center for Home Food Preservation ~ ~ https://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/uga/ uga_flavored_vinegars.pdf 103

Making and Using Flavored Vinegars ~ ~ By Glenn Andrews $1.99 on Kindle 104

Life-Changing Salad Dressings In 3 Minutes Flat ~ ~ By Grace Legere $2.99 on Kindle 105

Homemade Salad Dressings & Vinaigrette Cookbook: 175 Homemade Dressings ~ ~ By S. L. Watson $0.99 on Kindle 106

Q&A 107

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