DIY Vanilla Extract

Fact: Vanilla comes from the cured seed pod of the vanilla orchid, the only orchids that produce an edible seed.

Fact: Vanilla is one of the world's most expensive spices.

Fact: Like fine wine, vanilla extract matures with age.

Fact: You can make your very own vanilla extract using Instructables 15-step DIY method.

Fact: Making your own vanilla extract is, like, so punk rock.

(via Boing Boing/photo courtesy Texas A&M University

— Brian Bernbaum

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