Yesterday I took my Vanilla that's been brewing since the middle of May and bottled it all up. This year I decided to buy 4 ounce bottles so I would have more to give away. You can go here to read about where I buy my beans and bottles. My one gallon jar of Vanilla made 20, 4 ounce bottles and 3, 8 ounce bottles. After I made my last batch I read about using the left over vanilla beans to make vanilla sugar. I decided to try that this time around. I laid the wet beans out on a cooling rack so they could dry out for a day or so. Then I divided them up between four containers and filled them with sugar. I used about a 5 pound bag of sugar. You can use this sugar for baking or add it to your coffee! Yum!
Here is a different kind of sweet. Our Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Sadie. She is the most faithful dog and takes her protection 'job' very seriously. She never leaves my side.
On a side note I was featured over on Measured by the Heart. Take a look at Connie's blog. I found it recently and just love it!