Homemade Vanilla Extract
Remember how a few months ago, Liz began working on creating vanilla extract from scratch? Well, a few days ago the batch she made was ready… and she redistributed all the liquid into smaller, wedding-gift sized containers.
Using the vanilla beans that had been soaking, she cut them in half and inserted them into each little container.
Then, with a small siphon, added some of the vanilla back in. Apparently, she also used a small bit of rum (it’s in the other Pyrex glass, on the right) as a way to add a bit of flavor.
I like how it looks like we’ve got a mini Meth lab at the apartment.
All the bottles, all filled up! Interestingly, they are actually quite a bit lighter than the regular bottles of vanilla extract you find in the store.
Should be interesting to see what the neighbors think, when we start carting out all these large, empty bottles of vodka out to the trash.