Homemade Vanilla Extract

vanilla extract

This morning, I read How to Make Your Own Vanilla Extract.  The author claims one cannot purchase vanilla extract in Germany, which is where she lives, so she’s been forced to make her own.  She also bakes zucchini bread every week.

1.  This person cannot possibly have a job.

2.  The ingredients are 6 vanilla beans and 2 cups of vodka.  Correct me if I’m wrong, but there is no reason to let this amazing cocktail go to waste.  Do NOT put it in the cupboard for 2 months.  Put it down your gullet.  

3.  Apparently making your own vanilla extract is all the rage (judging from my rampant googling), which honestly could be directly connected to the recession.  Unemployment goes up, so does homemade vanilla extract.  It’s a plausible theory.