Extending the Life of Your Vanilla
While many claim that vanilla extract is purpetual, I have foudn that not to be the case. I do reuse the vanilla beans for a while but over time there is little flavor left to be extracted. I remove any spent beans and leave them out to dry. Once dry i add them to a jar of sugar or salt to add a delicous and light flavor to dishes where I want just a hint of vanilla. I have also cut them up and added them to tea.
Gifting Your Vanilla
Instead of making the vanilla in a glass jar you can split the vanilla beans and booze between six 4 oz bottles, tie them with a ribbon and note explaining that the recipient can add more alcohol once the bottle is half empty.
So what are you waiting for? Go out get yourself some booze and buy some vanilla beans. You’ll be so glad you did!
|On the left -Bourbon On the right-Vodka|