Spice Rack

December 12, 2011

ReCPY: Yamahomo’s Vanilla Extract

by Kayoko Akabori

I made vanilla extract for holiday gifts, using vanilla beans that I bought on Valencia Street in the Mission when I was visiting San Francisco in October. I don’t remember the name of where I bought them (it was an ice cream shop), but they have the best/cheapest vanilla beans! $20 per pound, which comes […]

January 6, 2010

Packaging Whore: Vanilla Extract Throwback

by Kayoko Akabori

Oh, you’re gonna love this. I was shuffling through the spicerack in my mama’s kitchen the other day, preparing to make my buttered bread pudding, when I finally found what I was looking for: vanilla extract. Hmmm, I thought: this looks a bit outdated, no? Curiously, I examined the box. Gotta love the faux wood […]