* Use the flowers to make a unique dressing:
Put the freshly snipped basil flowers into a clean glass jar and cover them with red or white wine vinegar. You can add more basil flowers to the jar as you have them, along with more vinegar to cover. Cover the jar in between basil additions.Once the jar is full, leave it to infuse for at least a week. Strain out the basil flowers (now you can compost or discard them). Pour your freshly made basil flower vinegar through a funnel into a clean glass jar. Cap or cork tightly.
Try using basil flower vinegar in combination with any citrus juice in salad dressings.
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