INFUSED OIL! Completely dry & sterilize a bottle. Fill 1/4 of the way with spices and/or dried herbs (any amount of water can cause oil to go rancid) Top with oil, allow infusion for 2-4 weeks or simply leave in herbs to continue to strengthen flavor. Store in fridge once ready and use within 1-3 months (mountainroseblog.com)
This may explain why the brand I have was awful! The following brands which were labeled extra-virgin FAILED to meet extra-virgin olive oil standards: • Bertolli • Carapelli • Filippo Berio • Mazzola • Mezzetta • Newman’s Own • Pompeian • Rachel Ray • Safeway • Star • Whole Foods These brands DID MEET extra-virgin olive oil standards: • Corto Olive • California Olive Ranch • Kirkland Organic • Lucero (Ascolano) • McEvoy Ranch Organic
Fill with the olive oil. 4 Cover and keep in a cool, dark place for a week, shaking from time to time, before using. 5 This oil will keep for 3-6 months stored in a cool, dark place. 6 Note: Taste the oil at the end of the week. 7 If you want a stronger flavour, pass the oil through a sieve, discard the rosemary and peppercorns, and repeat the procedure using fresh rosemary and peppercorns. 8 Leave the herbs and spices in the bottle as you use the oil.