loveless vanilla bean in a cold climate
March 2, 2023 11:16 AM Subscribe
I bought this green, raw vanilla bean from a food market in Oaxaca. The seller told me that if I "let it dry" for six months, it would be perfect to make extract. Previously I would buy dry vanilla beans to soak in a bottle of vodka for six months. But these have become wildly expensive as well as of poor quality. Now that I am home and looking up how to dry a raw vanilla bean, I see that I am well out of my depth, as well as in entirely the wrong climate (I live in Toronto.) Can anyone tell me a more feasible way to cure this one lonely vanilla bean? Or is this now just a souvenir?