By Kristie | October 16, 2020 You might have vanilla extract in your pantry, but are you sure it’s being stored in the best possible conditions? We don’t mean to throw doubt on your ability to manage storage around your own house, but we do want you to get the best quality and longest shelf life…

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By Kristie | October 10, 2020 Let’s face it: you’ve probably seen vanilla as a flavor for all kinds of things. Coffee. Ice Cream. Cake. And then there are the vanilla-scented things, like perfume, candles, and essential oils. Oftentimes, other flavors and smells and mixed in, resulting in some interesting — some doubtful — combinations. With…

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By Kristie | September 14, 2020 Welcome to part 2 of “Do You Know Your Vanilla”! In this series, we gather all the most popular and pressing questions about vanilla in one place and answer them, just for you. In this post, we’re talking all about vanilla extract, the baker’s best friend. If you’ve read part 1,…

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By Kristie | September 14, 2020 Vanilla is one of the most popular flavors in the world. Some people call it plain, but since we sell high-quality, selective batches of vanilla, we’re not one of them. And we have reasons to back up our belief. Vanilla isn’t plain — it’s subtle. In food, it’s meant to…

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By Kristie | September 3, 2020 Ever wonder how to make vanilla extract — an ingredient that adds so much flavor and fragrance with just a small amount? Well, it’s easier than you might expect. You really only need 2 ingredients: alcohol and vanilla. Oh, and time. But how much time depends on you. In…

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By Kristie | July 23rd, 2020 Credit 2020 Creative Commons user 185602672@N05 It’s hard to mistake the distinct aroma of a good vanilla bean. The sweet, earthy scent easily pervades our senses and can even transport us to another time, like childhoods spent baking cookies with family on a cold winter morning. Whatever your connection to vanilla,…

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By Kristie | July 23rd, 2020 If you’re reading this, we hope you’re as excited as we are to unleash the incredible fragrance and flavor of your fresh vanilla pods. In this blog, we’re going to go over how to extract vanilla seeds and make the most of the pods. If you don’t have any vanilla…

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By Kristie | July 16th, 2020 A spice with as rich a flavor profile as real vanilla doesn’t just happen overnight. In fact, it takes many nights, numbering up to 1,825, since vanilla has a maturation period of up to 5 years. Even after vanilla beans are harvested, they must undergo an extensive curing process…

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By Kristie | June 19, 2020 If you have Vanilla in your cabinet, you know that it tastes and smells great. But you may be wondering — is it healthy? Although the amount we use to add flavor or fragrance is likely too little to add any significant nutritional value, we’re happy to say that…

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By Kristie | June 10, 2020 People who keep vanilla beans at home have immaculate taste. (Alright, we may be a little biased.) But if you’re one of them, you’re probably no stranger to the cost of quality vanilla beans — they’re a precious commodity. Every bean counts because losing even one to dryness or…

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