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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Kitty Thyme

Growing herbs in the window's light. They can serve a larger purpose than just entertainment for your sun loving cat. They can even be good for more than just snipping a few for that pot of spaghetti sauce. Herbs can be made into essential oils that have a wide variety of uses--including gifts!

The main thing to know is this: it is a fairly easy process and can be done with just a week or so of "steeping" time. I'm making a kitchen herb oil with sage, rosemary, basil and thyme in safflower oil--a light oil that picks the subtle herb flavors better than a more aromatic oil.

Here's a link that spells out the essentials for making herbal oils.

Happy flavoring!

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