Wednesday, October 19, 2005
More goodies in the mail - Vanilla Beans!
I love vanilla. It's heady, aromatic, flowery flavour is one of the best. Unfortunately, good vanilla is not so easy to come buy. Here, you can buy three things.
-Vanillin sugar - fake vanilla in powdered sugar
-Vanilla sugar - real vanilla in powdered sugar, but not much
-Vanilla beans - expensive and usually dried out and boring
No vanilla extract - I stock up while I'm in the US, and I sometimes have friends send me more to replenish my supply. So, I was very excited when I read on Brownie Points about her successful Ebay order. I immediately placed one myself, and a few days ago, the most wonderful package arrived. A whole pound of vanilla! All MINE! I'm so excited. Now I have to think of a million things to do with it. Any favorite ideas out there?