Blueberry-Herb Vinegar

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  1. Strip the basil leaves from their stalks.
  2. Tear the leaves into small pieces.
  3. Put the blueberries and a little vinegar into a nonmetallic bowl.
  4. Crush the berries with the back of a wooden spoon to release their juices.
  5. Stir in the remaining vinegar, basil, and chopped chives.
  6. Pour the mixture into a large sterilized jar.
  7. Seal and shake well.
  8. Keep in a cool dark place for 4 weeks before using to allow the flavor to develop.
  9. Shake the jar from time to time.
  10. Line a funnel with a double layer of fresh cheesecloth.
  11. Strain the flavored vinegar into sterilized bottles (within 1/8-inch of the tops).
  12. Add a fresh chive flower and a few blueberries to each bottle to give an attractive garnish.
  13. Seal and label.
  14. The vinegar is now ready to use.