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My Latest Obsession: Infused Vinegars, Oils, and Salts

In this delicious season of grills, salads, and farm-fresh produce that needs almost no altering, the only thing that's missing is the right accent. Something subtle, but with a little flair—a secret weapon, ready to wow picnickers at your next potluck and the neighbors you're always tossing meat on the barbie for. Good thing infused vinegars, oils, and salts exist. More

Sauced: Garlic Chili Oil

I'm a chili oil fiend. If there's any near me, it goes on everything. Luckily, it's super easy to make at home, which only further fuels the chili head in me while opening up the doors to more hot oil possibilities. In this version, I went with equal parts crushed red pepper and garlic with fantastic results. More

How to Make Pesto

Basil pesto is pretty darn delicious, but why limit yourself to just fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan, and olive oil? Other herbs and nuts can be added to make subtly different variations. Or, you can lose the traditional combination entirely and use the technique to make something completely different. Take a look at this slideshow to see how. More

Hemp Oil, the New Olive Oil

The popularity of hemp oil is on the rise in Britain where the nutty oil rich in essential fatty acids is seen as "Britain's answer to olive oil." Hemp crops contain very little THC, the narcotic agent found in marijuana, and aside from making good oil have many environmentally beneficial uses.... More

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