Italian Flavored Oil

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Are there any French herbal mixtures I can make at home?

Italian Flavored Oil

This oil is great on so many things. Pizza, pasta, breads,
vegetables, salads or sautes, and is excellent used
in meat marinades for grilling.

Dry fresh herbs to use in this if you can. It's easily
done by setting the oven to 150 degrees, and laying
the fresh herbs in a single layer on a cookie sheet,
then place in the oven for about 30 minutes. Be sure
to leave the oven door ajar to allow for evaporation.
Let cool and there you go.

1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried marjoram
3 tablespoons dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns, crushed
2 whole bay leaves
1 cup olive oil

Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to
a boil, stirring often. Boil for just 15 seconds, cool,
and slowly strain this mixture into a sterilized glass
jar, covering tightly. Refrigerate for use within one week.



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