Rosemary Infused Olive Oil
This month’s recipe redux theme is food gifts from the kitchen — adding merriment to mixes. I don’t know about you, but I love giving food stuff for hostess and holiday gifts. My initial idea was to bottle up my famous homemade lara bars. But then I thought to myself, that gift would actually require work on the part of the giftee. They would have to pull out their food processor, mix up the bars, and then clean up! And I know how people feel about the cleaning up part. 🙂
So I decided to go with something everyone could use right away and would require no skills, no directions, and no clean up.
This rosemary infused olive oil smells fantastic. I used my very favorite California Olive Ranch extra virgin olive oil and fresh rosemary. Their olive oil is so fresh and tasty, I use it on everything. You can also attach a holiday ornament like the one you see here. My amazingly talented sister made that cute cross-stitched spool ornament for me a few years ago. Yes, she got all of those genes. No, really, she did. Check out her handy work here.
So the recipe is pretty simple. You just warm up the olive oil in a sauce pan with the rosemary and heat in on low for about 5 minutes. Then let it cool. Once cooled, add the rosemary to the jar first, then pour in the olive oil. Easy-peezy. You can use this oil for cooking, bread dipping, salad dressing, roasted potatoes, and pretty much anything!
I hope you’re inspired to make some DIY gifts from your kitchen this year.