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Solan Monastery Organic Herb Vinegar Kit

£40.00

In a nutshell: Made with love and respect by some hard-working nuns in the Languedoc, these three herb vinegars will enliven all your dishes, especially salads and seafood.

These three herb-infused organic vinegars are a great addition to your pantry. Use them with all sorts of dishes. The basil vinegar is perfect for gazpacho or a tomato and mozzarella salad. The thyme flower vinegar is really brilliant with seafood. and the tarragon vinegar is excellent with a chicken caesar salad or added to a court-bouillon when poaching chicken or salmon. Made with love and respect by hard-working nuns in the Languedoc.

Details Basil Vinegar 250ml; Tarragon Vinegar 250ml; Thyme Flower Vinegar 250ml

About Solan Monastery
About thirty minutes drive from Uzès in the Gard region in the Languedoc is the isolated Monastery of Solan. Founded in 1991 by a French monk from the orthodox Greek monastery of Simonos Petras in Mount Athos, it is now home to a thriving community of nuns working the land. Over the past twenty-five years, they have transformed the unforgiving landscape into a model site of biodiversity. Restoring 60 hectares of land into various flourishing eco-systems, including an area classified as ‘Mediterranean Wetland’ that was awarded the distinction of the Natura 2000 conservation label in 2009. When they started, the nuns sought the advice of Pierre Rabhi, the pioneering French philosopher and agroecologist who helped them implement a sustainable approach to farming the land enabling the community to restore and nourish the soil. Today, with Pierre Rahbi and numerous local volunteer’s help, their land has become a veritable Garden of Eden. “ He told us that the land could not enrich us but that it would make us live” Mother Hypandia says “ We must always listen to the earth and restore and nourish the soil and agrobiology is always respectful of its integrity." Now, they make certified organic wines, countless jams and small quantities of delicious fruit and herb infused vinegars sold in the monastery shop and local farmer’s markets which we are very happy to bring to you.

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