A good supply of herb vinegars is like having a gourmet shop in the kitchen. As a substitute for lemon juice, these vinegars can be your secret ingredient in salad dressings, mayonnaise, dips and marinades. Splash over sautéed vegetables. Baste seafood or poultry while grilling. Marinate vegetables — after grilling they readily accept layers of flavours from the marinade. Substitute for lemon juice in any vinaigrette to add nuance. For a nice accent add a tablespoon at the last minute to soups and stews. Small amounts added to roasts will help enhance flavour and tenderize the meat, or use as a marinade before roasting or grilling. Sprinkle liberally over your fish and chips, or on sandwiches. A simple way to add flavour without adding fat, sugar or salt.
A generous mixture of herbs makes this a bold choice for hearty salads — as a marinade for lamb, beef or pork — melt with butter or whisk with olive oil and drizzle over new potatoes, brussels sprouts or other vegetables.
Tangled Garden began 20 years ago with a handyman special on one acre of land in Grand Pre in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. The property now features our home, herb garden, labyrinth, gallery and a production kitchen where our jellies etc., are made and sold. Beverly's restaurant background led her to the taste of fresh herbs and the images of a fresh sprig suspended in a shimmering jelly appealed to her artistic sensibility.