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The legend of the Four Thieves of Marseille involves some clever thieves who mixed up a concoction of infection fighting herbs with vinegar, soaked their masks with said concoction, and went into the night to relieve plague victims of their valuables. Truth be told, the documented use of anti-viral herbs soaked in vinegar goes back hundreds of years prior to the Bubonic plague, and this contemporary recipe makes a tasty version you'll actually enjoy. Blended from thyme, garlic, sage, oregano, elderberry, dandelion, lavender, astragalus, and rosemary. SALT FREE.

Soak a tablespoon of THIEVES in your favorite salad vinegar and use that to mix up salad dressings, or make quick pickled veggies.

Add the vinegar to any recipe that needs a little acidic pick-me-up, like rich tomato or sweet-n-sour sauces.

Stir into your favorite barbecue sauce for an extra lift.

Use as an herbal seasoning for pot roasts and other braises or stews.


Herbal Vinaigrette
~one pint~

Make the vinegar:
1 pint of apple cider vinegar (or use your favorite)

Place THIEVES in a clean pint jar and gently heat vinegar to about 100 degrees (do not boil!). Carefully pour over herbs and cover your jar with a tight fitting lid. Set aside, unrefrigerated, for at least a week, or up to four weeks. Strain into another clean jar and use anytime you need a tasty vinegar.

Make the vinaigrette:
1 TBSP Dijon Mustard
6 TBSP Extra virgin Olive Oil
Sea Salt & Pepper to taste

Add all ingredients to a jar with a tight fitting lid, and cover. Shake vigorously until well mixed. Taste and adjust salt & pepper to taste.
Enjoy like any salad dressing.
Store refrigerated.