This weeks WWII post is all about vanilla. One of my favorite uses, other than baking, is the one where it is used as a perfume. When we were coming up with this weeks list my mom told me that when she was little my grandma would use it as a perfume. To this day my mom always associates the smell of vanilla with my grandma.
In addition, you can use vanilla to wipe down the inside of your microwave to eliminate any smells. I would love to hear any special ways that you use vanilla.
Make your own
Vanilla beans can be very expensive at your local grocery store. The last time I checked they were around $6.99 for 4 beans. If you use a lot of vanilla beans or want to make vanilla extract for gifts you can by a 1/2 pound for $19.95 from Vanilla, Saffron Imports. A 1/2 pound contains about 76-80, 7 inch beans.