My love affair with The Spice House started when I asked my daughter for some vanilla beans. I had a recipe from Mexico for making vanilla, and my daughter lives close to the Evanston store. Included with my order was a catalogue. I've been a happy patron ever since.

Yield: About 1 cup

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Vanilla is native to the Latin American isthmus, where it has been cultivated and used as both flavoring and currency for centuries.... Size Options
$6.99 1 bean

Vanilla Recipe

Preparation Instructions

Mix and stick back in your cupboard for at least three weeks.

Yield: About 1 cup
Helpful Hints

It adds a whole new flavoring to your vanilla-flavored recipes. (It's okay if you want to sample the Southern Comfort--just to make sure it's good.)


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I love the smell of Vanilla but the beans are so expensive so I did some research and now I have an easy to grow Vanilla Bean Orchid. I had flowers before it was even established and it is growing like crazy even though we have had frost warnings in FL this year.