Thanks Mumsy...I suppose it wasn't all as "self evident" to me as I originally thought it would be. I much appreciate your taking the time to explain all the details as you have to an extraction naive individual as myself.
After posting the questions that I did, it came to me that waiting whatever time for separation to take place, and then to wait a while longer to where I observe no more separation would probably be the answer to those inquiries of mine regarding wait times after separations. Sorry to only have such a conclusion come to me after writing my last post, and to put you through all of that, but I am sure there will be others besides only myself who will benefit greatly from your thorough explanation. Also, it will save you time in the writing of your future book on the extraction of aromatics in the kitchen, as you can just copy/paste your reply above for the appropriate section of the book.
I think that like your current extraction process, I will as well shorten the sitting intervals so as to have a final result rather a good deal sooner than a year from now. Thanks again for all.