It’s that time of the year… the Friday before the Holiday Weekend – and the numerous gift exchanges with coworkers. I’m fortunate to work with such a great group of people, but I’m not sure my waistline is as appreciative of the cookies, cakes and bottles of wine sitting on my desk right now.
Earlier this year I tried to think of a creative and cost effective gift idea for this holiday season. Much thanks to my foodgawker account I saved a Homemade Vanilla Extract recipe a while back.
It’s super simple and pretty awesome (in my opinion). I just ordered 10 Tahitian Vanilla Beans from Beanilla and some gorgeous square glass containers online. Once they arrived I simply sliced the bean open, put it into the jar and filled it with vodka (they recommend not using super high end vodka because of possible flavor additives, but I probably wouldn’t go the Taaka route either…).
After three months or so of fermenting they’ll be the perfect addition to your holiday cookies!
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