Oil, Basil and Bandaids

by MsNickel on November 5, 2007

I am in fever to make the pesto, but I do want to use my basil oil that I “put down” a few months ago. MMMM…The rosemary oil is crystal clear and very fragrant. The basil oil is cloudy and fragrant. What to do?

When in doubt: apply heat. So I start to heat both batches of oil to be sure that is is good and safe. Of course that will mean that I need containers to hold the clean and pasteurized oil. And that means that they will need to be sterilized. And that means I have to empty the dishwasher.

All I really want to do is make pesto.

I empty, I wash, I sterilize and I heat. I triple filter and gently pour the heated oil into clean 1/2 gallon glass bottles. But I am in a hurry and that heavy duty plastic jug looks just fine.

Lesson Remembered: DO NOT POUR HOT OIL IN PLASTIC USING AN UNSTABLE FUNNEL.

Ouch. Ice. Cursing. Embarrassment in front of self.

I’ll make the pesto tomorrow.

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Liana November 11, 2008 at 3:14 pm

Interesting to know.

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