Homemade Vanilla Extract!! Wish I would have known this 3 months ago for Christmas Baking! Trying it with Absolut and Whole Foods vanilla beans!
Homemade vanilla extract: "Simply slit two vanilla beans down the middle, drop them into 375ml of vodka (I used the red Smirnoff) and within a few weeks you will have infused pure vanilla extract that someone can use in all sorts of recipes." From 100 Days of Real Food.
I received a perpetual vanilla extract bottle years ago. Love this idea. I buy my vanilla beans at the local health food store. Just keep refilling the liquid..