Well, yes. I finally decided to make my own vanilla extract. For years, I have looked at the online recipes and heard how easy it was. I always intended to make my own, but just never took the initiative. After Thanksgiving, I saw that Beanilla was having a sale and picked up 25 Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans for $25 with shipping (ps, that deal is ongoing right now). That is a serious savings over most vanilla beans. Plus, these beans were huge; long and full of seeds. The smell when I cut open the vacuum sealed package was heavenly and my fingers still smell faintly of vanilla. So, I sliced the center of 5 beans per bottle and then filled them with Sobieski vodka. Here’s hoping I have some delicious vanilla extract next spring.