I made some homemade vanilla extract for the holidays and I thought it would make a GREAT AHR gift. Especially since places like Mexico, Tahiti, Madagascar are known for having GREAT vanilla beans.
It takes just a few minutes to make each bottle and the cost is about $3 a bottle but the same size bottle in the stores is like $12!
For the links on where to buy the stuff:
This is what the bottles look like after the 1st day.
This is what they look like 2 weeks after I made it. The mixture will continue to get darker. You should wait 2 months before using to get a fuller, vanilla flavor.