My Pinterest Fail

Guys, I failed.

Since I had Monday off, I decided to start my day off on a productive note. I’ve been wanting to make Rosemary Infused Olive Oil for awhile now and since olive oil is my preferred salad dressing, I thought this would be the perfect addition to my lunch salads this week.

I went to my local grocery store and picked up a bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and 3 sprigs of fresh Rosemary.


Directions I found online said to heat 2 cups of olive oil in a small sauce pan until small bubbles form. Add crushed rosemary to the heated oil and steep for about 2 minutes over medium heat. Cover, remove from heat, and let the herbs infuse the oil for 2 hours. Sounds easy peasy.

Things didn’t seem right when my pot of oil started smoking. I kept waiting for the small bubbles, but before I knew it, my smoke alarm was going off. After opening a window and burying my smoke alarm in the hamper, I decided enough was enough, time to add the rosemary.


Problem number two. The herbs immediately sizzled and basically fried as soon as I dropped them in! Oops, I guess my oil was way too hot.

I decided to keep going and let everything simmer for the two hours.


Unfortunately, all I got was olive oil infused with burnt. 😦


And my apartment smelled vaguely of burnt oil for the rest of the day and this ended up in the garbage.


Oh well, can’t win ’em all right? Will I try it again? Probably. And I’ll be sure to let you know if I have better luck next time!

How About You?

Do you have any DIY or Pinterest inspired projects that turned out to be a bust?

5 thoughts on “My Pinterest Fail

  1. It happens. I never mind a “mistake” because it’s how I learn. You can try crushing the rosemary and then just putting them into a bottle with olive oil. Leave it in a dark cabinet. Shake once a day. In about two weeks you will have rosemary infused oil without the smoke! 😉 Best wishes to you and happy new year! Koko 🙂

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