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Garden Green
01-19-2009, 12:37 PM
1 cup packed opal basil leaves
6 small dried chiles
2 cups white wine vinegar

Put basil leaves and blossoms in a very clean 1-quart glass jar and bruise them with a wooden spoon. Add the chiles and the vinegar and let the mixture steep, covered with the lid, in a cool dark place for at least 4 days and up to 2 weeks, depending on the strength desired. Strain the vinegar through a fine sieve into a glass pitcher, discarding the solids, and pour it into 2 very clean 1/2-pint jars.
Garnish with sprigs of opal basil. Seal jars with lids.