One of our Funky Fresh Kitchen challenges has been to “Make it Yourself“. It’s been fun to hear what all you’ve chosen to make and several of you have decided to make Homemade Vanilla Extract. This is definitely one of my favorite homemade items. Not only is this easy to make and much healthier and pure than the vanilla you can buy at the store – it’s really stinkin’ fun.
Of course, I use the term “stinkin” in a very pleasant way in this case because have you ever smelled vanilla beans? Or cut them to make vanilla extract and then had the wonderful scent left on your hands and in your kitchen for two days? It’s awesome! Stinkin’ awesome, actually.
I’ve talked often about the benefits of making homemade vanilla extract over the past couple of years and I know many of you have joined me in the fun. We have made friends with Olive Nation and they’ve offered Heavenly Homemakers readers an ongoing 10% discount plus free shipping on all Vanilla Bean orders (when you use the code hhm2012). Today, Olive Nation has offered to give away a 1/2 pound of it’s finest Madagascar Vanilla Beans to one of you here!
We’ve purchased vanilla beans in the past from other companies and have never been as impressed with the quality like we are with the beans we get from Olive Nation. These vanilla beans are top knotch, very reasonably priced and are delivered within just a few days, making your mail box smell stinkin’ incredible.
If you’re ready to give Homemade Vanilla Extract a try and you’re interested in winning this great package of Olive Nation vanilla beans, leave a comment on this post. I’ll draw a random winner on Tuesday, September 13.