Six months ago I started the process of making my own vanilla. Crystal (from A Thrifty Mama) posted a tutorial that looked quite simple, and I was tired of paying outlandish prices for real vanilla! (Especially when I discovered that it actually had corn syrup in it...grr!)
Well, it certainly was simple! I followed the tutorial exactly, and today I bottled my very own, truly pure vanilla!
It smells heavenly. Thomas came out of his quiet time a moment ago and the first thing he asked was "Mommy, what is that really good smell?"
Why, 60 ounces of freshly bottled vanilla, dear!