Wednesday, June 27, 2012

We made vanilla extract today.

Using this recipe (again), but adjusted for an entire 1.75 liters alcohol (vodka).  It came to ten vanilla beans, in case you'll also be making a half-gallon vanilla extract.  Zoe helped me make it then decorated the bottle with rainbows. We'll be giving it to her Granny (my mom), as it was made per her request.




Afterwards, we counted out piles of clothes pins on the dining room table, ten to each pile, til we had ten piles, so I could show her what one hundred looks like.  Then that got boring, so we got drunk on the vanilla extract.

 

11 comments:

  1. Why does your mom want that much vanilla extract for? Does Ruby make her own vanilla for the bakery?

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    1. my mom is a penny-pincher to the extreme and since it keeps indefinitely, i'm sure she just wanted to go with the big bottle because its the most economical (and efficient, in that you won't need to make another batch for a very long time!). i'm not sure about ruby, not that i know of.

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    1. glad someone appreciated the crass humor! you are definitely invited over for our lesson on playing quarters.

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  3. hahahahahahaha i cracked up. i wanna learn how to play quarters too.

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  4. i have to say though, she could have used much cheaper vodka for this. it sure is a waste of dripping springs. :)

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    1. nice to go local, though. and hey, you can add it to mixed drinks! hmm, so maybe THAT'S why she wanted the big bottle...

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  5. vanilla vodka would make a nice mixed drink! i got coconut vodka in hawaii. it's fabulous (aka contains sugar).

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  6. yeah, i'm sure it'd go well with a lot of things :) mmm, love coconut!

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  7. Awesome! I want to try this. I remember seeing you do it before. Thanks for the inspiration!

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