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Using and Storing Vanilla Beans

If you split the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds, discarding the shell or hull. Add the seeds to your dishes or beverages for flavor. Vanilla beans can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 6 months. Tightly secure the beans in plastic wrap before putting in an air tight jar.

By Terri H.

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April 18, 20050 found this helpful

Instead of throwing out the shell, store it in some sugar. Very flavorful vanilla sugar.

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April 19, 20050 found this helpful

Where can i buy vanilla bean? I have looked in my grocery store in the produce section and can't find it.

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August 13, 20050 found this helpful

If you want your vanilla beans to last a LONG time...Store your whole beans in a Vodka. Just make sure you cover the beans completely. You can use the liquid as flavorings in your favorite desserts and then when you need a bean, pull one, clip one end and squeeze it out. Keep adding vodka as you use the liquid and it will last a lifetime.

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August 28, 20050 found this helpful

Thre are loads of places to get your vanilla beans. I get mine off ebay.

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August 31, 20060 found this helpful

Visit http://www.beanilla.com if your looking for vanilla beans. They sell just vanilla beans and nothing else! Can't go wrong!

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