Strawberry And Basil Vinegar

strawberry and basil vinegar

It’s summer, it’s Scotland and of course it’s bloody raining (yet again). Quite frankly I (along with the rest of the population here) am sick and tired of it. Grey skies and winter woolies do not a summer make.

Fabulous summer goodies like strawberries and basil do though. So here is my strawberry and basil vinegar to cheer up all those in the rain, and add even more sunshine to those lucky enough to live elsewhere!…

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