Born of an orchid — oh, vanilla, how many ways are there to love you?
In shampoo, toothpaste, air freshener … and, yes, in food.
I think it is safe to say that we all love vanilla, for its heady aroma and its comforting taste. Vanilla has fans far and wide.
“I have three bottles of vanilla extract, seven vanilla beans, a jar of vanilla powder and a jar of vanilla bean paste. I love the pure and clean taste of vanilla; it is perfect without being overpowering, ” J.M. Hirsch, author of the newly released cookbook, “High Flavor, Low Labor: Real Food for Real Life,” told me recently.
Do you love vanilla?
The amazing and wonderful folks at Myspicesage.com are giving away some of their amazing vanilla beans to one reader of Life of Spice. All you need to do is leave a comment here about how you use vanilla AND either tweet this post or post it on FB.
Winner will be announced on March 1st, 2011 at 4:00 pm. US and Canadian residents only please.
Waiting to hear from you!!