I first encountered drinking vinegar at a local Thai restaurant a few years ago, and the beverage has become a favorite “mocktail” in the time since. You know, something to serve up when everyone else might be enjoying wine, cider, or beer. (Or even kombucha, which I’ve found aggravates my interstitial cystitis–an autoimmune bladder condition.) In this Rosemary Peach Drinking Vinegar, the combination of tart vinegar and sparkling water pack a bit of a punch depending on how much of each you add to your glass, while the infusion of fruit and herbs give your palate plenty to consider. Rosemary and peaches are one of my favorite flavor combinations, but you can also use apricots or nectarines or swap the rosemary with thyme for a similar effect. And while the drinking vinegar needs to marinate for a good five days or so before its potent enough to enjoy, it only takes a few minutes to prepare!
Keep your household clean, too!
I may make my living as a food blogger, but my health-consciousness actually began long before I started cooking. Growing up with a sensitive nose and skin that would break out into a rash at the slightest provocation, I’ve been making my own cosmetics and cleaning products since high school. I hoped that avoiding these environmental toxins would not only improve my health, but be better for the environment and save me some money compared to buying high-end non-toxic products at a health-foods store. Whatever your reasons, making your own household products is easier than you might think. My e-book A Clean Space has all the tips, tricks, and recipes you need to get started–and it’s only $6.99!