Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fall In Love With ... Vanilla


Vanilla is the one and only spice I can remember from my childhood.  My dad had such a love of vanilla that it was almost spoken of in a hushed tone with a bit of reverence.  And any time we had a chance to eat it, cook with it or smell it ... we did.

This month I decided to make my own vanilla extract.  I was amazed it is so simple.

Take 2 vanilla beans and split them lengthwise starting about an inch from the top.  Place the beans in a bottle and cover with vodka.  Seal the jar tightly and place in a cool, dark place for two months.  Shake the bottle occasionaly.  When the vanilla is ready, use it as you would any store bought vanilla but top of the bottle once in a while to make new vanilla!


1 comment:

  1. Interesting. I may just try this one when I get the chance. Thank you for sharing!