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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Kitchen Quick Tips - Vanilla

kitchen quick tips
vanilla extract - Cut a vanilla bean in half lengthwise but not full through. Place in a tall, narrow jar. Pour vodka over the bean and cap. Let age several weeks.

vanilla sugar - Place one vanilla bean in a 500 ml (pint) mason jar. Pour organic sugar over the bean. Let sit for a couple of weeks until the sugar is nicely flavoured.


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