All About Vanilla takes a close look at the tastiest orchid, vanilla. Just a few drops or seeds add magic to baked goods, candy, and chocolate. Did you know that the vanilla pod itself has more flavor than its seeds? Pods can be used repeatedly to infuse sugar or any liquid. To enjoy vanilla’s flavor without the alcohol in vanilla extract, try vanilla powder instead. The article also explains how to distinguish vanilla varieties and how to store beans (hint: in a cool, dark place, but NOT in the fridge.)

Green Vanilla beans on the vine on the Big Island of Hawaii

In honor of vanilla, has a contest to find “Your Best Recipe with Vanilla.” Deadline for entry is in 4 days. I’m sure it will be a delicious competition.

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4 Comments on “All About Vanilla”

  1. Wendy Says:

    hi!,I really like your writing a! lot! I didn’t realize vanilla was an orchid. Very interesting

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  4. Dale Lohmeyer Says:

    Excellent information. I love vanilla beans…