I ran out of my really, really good vanilla, so I decided to make some more.
Vanilla extract usually has an alcoholic base like vodka or rum. I don’t keep that stuff on hand.
In goes the rum with the vanilla pods, soaking and extracting and making glorious coconut-flavored friends… They’ll take a 6-8 week nap in a cool, dark place. I’ll only disturb the beauties once a week for a brief little rattle-round.