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TJG210
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Who has infused their own Olive Oil?



I did some Olive Oil infused with Rosemary for Christmas gifts and I just had someone telling me that within a couple days mold was growing on top of the bottle. Can anyone give insight as to why this happened? I'm incredibly embarassed.......






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zztop1234
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re: Who has infused their own Olive Oil?


anytime I do this I keep it refrigerated no mold








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Gris Gris
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You might find this article helpful?
LINK

Did you use fresh herbs? That's a killer right there.






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Enadious
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You need to be real careful of botulism. I wouldn't take the risk.





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CHEDBALLZ
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I have......

Bring oil up to a light boil, Add ingredients all fresh herbs and bottle it up. Pretty simple. My neighbor was a chef and showed me how to do it.







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TJG210
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That's what I did, did you use fresh herbs? For the folks saying refrigerate, wouldn't that make it congeal?





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CHEDBALLZ
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Yes, the guy that showed me how to do it said to leave it at a barely boiling temp 220 or so for 30 minutes, takes all the water out of the herbs





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Neauxla
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I will buy one of those huge packs of garlic sometimes and roast them in olive oil. I store them in the oil and also use the oil I cooked them in. Great stuff!





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DEANintheYAY
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botulism


Hope you didn't kill anyone.






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weaglebeagle
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I had heard about the botulism risk if you didn't do it right, that's why I've always been scared to do it.





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lsutigerbandfan
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This is a great tasting roasted garlic infused EVOO. Olio Santo roasted garlic olive oil. www.stonehouseoliveoil.com. Fairly strong garlic taste.





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TIGERFANZZ
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I just read the article and I'm surprised I haven't killed anyone yet! I always have herb infused EVOO on hand and make it for whoever wants some. I also always put my peeled garlic in EVOO to extend their life and use the seasoned oil. No one, that I know of has gotten sick from using it. I usually put fresh Rosemary, dried garlic, dried red pepper flakes, & dried Italian seasoning in the oil and leave it out in the counter and use it for cooking as well as drizzling over bread. But then again, I am a Cajun from South Louisiana and Sunday dinner, potato salad included, does stay out long after dinner & nobody I know has died from that either!


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Tigertown in ATL
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quote:

a Cajun from South Louisiana


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No one, that I know of has gotten sick


Just don't serve it outside this group and you should be ok.






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DEANintheYAY
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quote:

www.stonehouseoliveoil.com


That's one of my go to oil. They are set up at the ferry building and I work near there so its super easy to pick it up. Great folks too.






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Gris Gris
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Maybe you use it faster than it can grow the mold.

I make up small amounts and stick them in the fridge. I just make some more when I'm done with that. I used herbs from the yard, but it's usually gone in a few days or so.






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Kajungee
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My cousins have started up a business out of Covington making infused olive oils..


Its pretty damn good stuff.

They sell online and do the farmers market in Covington.

LINK








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DEANintheYAY
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I make up small amounts and stick them in the fridge. I just make some more when I'm done with that. I used herbs from the yard, but it's usually gone in a few days or so.


I make mine and use it right away too. Or I'll put it in the fridge.






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Gris Gris
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Okay, Gee, you're part Eye-talian?

Are those your relatives in the pic on the top right?

How's the olive salad?

Could you tell them to start making and jarring a good Sicilian red gravy, please?

I think I'm done. For now.






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Kajungee
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Okay, Gee, you're part Eye-talian?


Ahhh the Dago's married into the family.

Not them in the pic ... trust me

The olive salad is good.
And I do not think my Aunt has let go of the Red Gravy recipe yet.

Our family get togethers are always intresting, 10 cajun dishes and lasagna. One of the best Lasagna you ever had.







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Gris Gris
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And I do not think my Aunt has let go of the Red Gravy recipe yet.


Dammit.

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Our family get togethers are always intresting, 10 cajun dishes and lasagna. One of the best Lasagna you ever had.


I want to be invited. I'm Irish, but I can fake it.






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