Tuesday, February 9, 2010

De l'Huile Épicée~





A fun little sunny day project~
One of our favorite restos in Little Italy used to offer this oil..well.. a similar oil.. with crunchy pizza dough triangles before lunch..they don't anymore.. I ran out of out pre-made bought kind and decided to make some after reading Josée DiSatsios take on them..



Nothing is simpler..and I love to reuse favorite jars/ vessels~


Méthode~

Simply warm your EVOO and add crushed chili peppers and garlic..let them infuse.. Take off the stove and again let it infuse .. remove garlic as soon as possible though as it will not keep in the oil.. strain and put in your jars..I left herbs and chilis in..Keep refrigerated~My little jars were sterilized~

It tastes as fresh as a summer day in Provence:) below.. La Fontaine De Vaucluse area..Love at first sight~

28 comments:

  1. I love making flavored oils- my grandmother used to make the most amazing combinations. Your pictures are so lovely!
    xoxo Pattie

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  2. Sunshine in a bottle...and a side trip to Provence. I'll keep these pics in my mind during our snowstorm tomorrow.

    Thanks, Monique and have a good evening.

    Diane

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  3. Flavoured oils! Ah ... they wake up any dish. But you always make simple things look extra beautiful. Thank you for a slice of enchanting Provence. One of the places on my to-visit list. I don't know when. One day, I will. I promise! :)

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  4. Flavored oils are fun. I have never made my own but I have received some as gifts...the little things bring us smiles and lots of flavor.

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  5. Beautiful M...
    The bottles always look so lovely...
    I made several years back...different flavors, never used them though...I just liked looking at them.
    How wierd is that?
    The resto = a dream resto...
    so charming and romantic.
    Let us know how you use your oils, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  6. Beautiful, Monique! Always such a dream to come visit you.

    You know how this goes... GMTA. We see, to do this a lot, non?! :)

    I have had something similar "on file", stashed for a 'rainy' day when I cannot think of anything to post about. Mine has a couple of other ingredients, but yours takes the CAKE for gorgeous presentation.

    And how can anyone top Provence? Absolutely lovely. Thank you for sharing the beauty. xo

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  8. Your oil looks and sound lovely. I've done vinegars "forever" but I read somewhere that oil could be contaminated and so have never experimented with it. But I may just have to -- would love to dip pizza triangles in your great taste oil!

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  9. Lovely pic, M..
    DS likes the dipping oils..

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  10. I love simple thing in life. Beautiful pictures.

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  11. Beautiful pictures nana. I love making my own flavoured oils. My favourites are garlic and chili and then basil and lemon. They are just wonderful!

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  12. Good morning~ Mainly w use it on Jacques pizzas..last night in a shrimp fettuccini..Mary I know I remember different ones also that you made..:)I am certain and they were beautiful.

    You have to grasp the sunshine in winter where you find it in QC in winter..unlike Provence.. that Peter Mayle describes as always blues skies and sunshine~..

    Josée mentions it's the garlic that must be removed.. and that the oil should be refrigerated.I must admit I had one flavored oil ..bought that was never refrigerated and it stayed delicious for weeks on the counter..I wonder why?

    Kathy I like looking at them too:) It's part of it!2 weirds.

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  13. Great idea. One of those little things, so easy to do, yet adds so much flavor to whatever you're using it for.

    Looks really pretty in your glass bottles too.

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  14. I love that you are making your own sausages, prosciutto ham and now your own infused olive oil...there is something rather enchanting about preparing these homely stuff in this wildy accessible world...

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  15. They are beautiful to look at and they must taste wonderful. I love your bottles!

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  16. Susan..it's so funny..I just received a most beautiful bottle that would have been sublime..no maybe... I'll save it for something more special♥

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  17. C'est facile à faire, je n'en ai jamais fait. Que de magnifiques photos.

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  18. I love flavored oils. Yours are so beautifully done. Lovely photos.
    Mimi

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  19. We have about six inches of snow right now and it's still falling ... I am transported to summer through your blog. The best of both worlds!

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  20. Beautiful bottles and lovely photographs.
    Maureen

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  21. In these beautiful bottles they are perfect for gifts or making the ordinary special.

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  22. Ton huile épicée a l'air vraiment bonne, et les photos sont superbes.

    Nisrine

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  23. I have never made flavoured oils. I'll have to try it. So easy and lovely.

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  24. Such a great and easy idea to make oil special!!

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  25. everything you make looks magical!! Oh MY...sigh

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  26. Tu as raison, nothing is better than a huile épicée "maison", sur les pizzas, c'est un réel délice

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