THE TIME HAS COME! YAY!!! Like we talked about on Facebook, it’s time to buy! We need to get our products asap, to have them on hand to make our homemade “Beanilla Extract” – That would be Vanilla Bean Extract! Yippy!!
It takes 8 weeks to sit before it’s ready, so we have to get on it right away, as we are already getting a late start.
What you need to determine is the quantity you’ll be making.
Q. Are you making this for yourself only, or do you plan to give it as gifts?
Once you have determined the amount you will be making, you will need to purchase FIVE vanilla beans per ONE cup of Vodka. That’s kind of the standard. There are many ways to do it, but this is the way we’ll be doing it.
Q. Do you have the proper glass storage containers to cure your Vanilla Extract?
I will provide you with all of the information that you need to buy the items, or to give you an idea of what you’ll need. Here goes:
Vanilla – This is where I bought my vanilla this year. I can’t vouch for it yet, because it hasn’t arrived, but the prices are great, and the reviews are good… So, I went with it!
Again, remember that when buying, you’ll want 5 beans per 1 cup that you’ll be making.
Click on the link on the photo and it will take you straight to the site.
Now, for storing your Vanilla while it cures, you will need glass bottles. Originally, I was going to recommend hermetic bottles… but here’s the deal… I’m all about not having a bunch of junk to store when I’m done. I drink out of glass bottles, because plastic has toxins and estrogen. So, I am going to recommend the glass bottles that I would buy for water, because I need some more anyway… and when I am done using them to make the vanilla, I can wash them and use them for drinking water. Here’s that link:
If you would prefer the hermetically sealed bottles, here’s a link for a place you can buy 12 of them for around $3.50 each. I like this place, because they do NOT import from China. The glass is safe. There’s something weird going on with their website right now, but they’ll likely have it fixed soon. It’s still functional though. Here you go –
Here are the little “gifting” bottles that I found on amazon. I was SO stoked when I was trying to determine if these would be an appropriate size, and I happened to look at the second picture! I had a good laugh! Not only did they use it for homemade vanilla, they did the brown paper labels that I wanted to do!!! I have had this whole “brown paper packages tied up with string” thing in my head for this year… and low and behold… So, here’s for your ordering convenience:
And your labels…
And some “FREEBIE” gift tags I found online (Thank you, special person that gave us these!), if you’d like:
And then you may want your red and white bakers twine…
So, there you have it!
Let’s get our stuff, and next week we will get this party started!!! I am SOOOOOOOO happy we are doing this together! How fun!!!!
Please let me know if you have any questions at all. For those of you that wonder about the fact that it asks you to leave your email address the first time you leave a comment… Just to let you know, that I am aware of, I have never noticed that I actually see those email addresses. I can’t say emphatically, because I don’t know everything about wordpress, but it is actually a security measure for me… in case you are a psycho. In that event, they have a way to FIND YOU!!! I’m kidding… Well, not really. But anyway, don’t freak out that I might be collecting all of your addresses, not that I don’t have most of yours already anyway. 😉 Okay… Happy Christmas-ing Together on our Merry Planning Little Way!!!
Amie Joy (reyajoy)