During Christmas I collected several pods from vanilla beans after making Lemon Vanilla Shortbread. I have always wanted to try and make my own vanilla, so this was a great opportunity to do it.
I started off with vodka and beans and then waited about 5 weeks. (It took me a couple of weeks to remember to go to the LCBO and get the vodka.) The smell is quite nice and I can hardly wait to try it in a recipe.
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