Wednesday, August 5, 2015



Dipping oils are so popular in restaurants and at home plus they are so easy to make yourself from a variety of fresh or dried herb blends.  Package dried blends in a little corrugated folder tied with raffia to hang around the neck of an olive oil bottle as a hospitality gift or add as a hangtag on a “kitchen” gift.
A tablespoon of a fresh herb mixture can be added to 1c olive oil and allowed to release its flavor by shaking well or a small amount of the dried herb mixture can be placed on a plate, microwaved 30 seconds to release the natural oils and then olive oil and a tiny bit of Balsamic vinegar added for dipping.  Either can also be combined with parmesan cheese and butter to spread on bread slices before baking or added to any bread or biscuit recipe.
Dried Dipping Herb Blends 
1 tsp ground sun dried tomatoes
1 tsp garlic granules
1 tsp each dried oregano, basil, marjoram
1tsp dried oregano
1tsp crushed red pepper
1Tbs garlic powder or granules
1/2c grated Parmesan or Romano Cheese

1Tbs garlic granules
2tsp dried basil, crushed
2tsp dried oregano, crushed
2tsp dried thyme, crushed
2tsp dried parsley, crushed
1tsp dried tarragon, crushed
Fresh Herb Dipping Blend 
1Tbs each minced fresh basil, parsley, thyme, oregano and garlic
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp olive oil
1/8 tsp fresh lemon juice
Combine all ingredients except oil and lemon. Put into a small food processor, chop briefly until all ingredients are about the same. Stir in oil and lemon juice.  Add additional olive oil for dipping.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart,
as working for the Lord, not for men

Colossians 3:23

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