that in the long run you are saving quite a bit.
I think the cheap stuff has just as good
an outcome as the expensive stuff.
You may be able to buy vanilla beans in one of your local stores.
I researched prices and bought mine online.
The great thing about the vanilla beans,
is that you can use them over and over.
require patience for the best results.
I leave mine alone for 6 months.
(Yes, 6 MONTHS!)
I know that sounds crazy,
but if I tell you that Martha Stewart recommends the same thing,
will that make you feel better?
If you just can’t or don’t want to wait that long,
Just keep in mind that it may not be at it’s full vanilla flavor yet.
Place 6 Vanilla Beans in your bottle. Fill the bottle with Vodka.
When your Vanilla is ready, use it as you would store bought Vanilla.
You don’t need to remove the Vanilla Beans from your bottle.
It’s better to leave them in there!
When your bottle is empty, just pour more Vodka in there to make more!
(The one on the left was made today. The one on the right is several months old.
The longer it sits the darker your vanilla will get.)
so I never run out!