As I mentioned in my previous post I love to cook, and in cooking- my favorite spice is Vanilla. I love things made with actual Vanilla beans. I remember the first time I actually saw ra real vanilla bean and actual real vanilla abstract I was too tickled that it wasn’t actually white like the ice cream would suggest.
The flavor of a good quality vanilla product is so not the bland neutral thing that comes to mind when people refer to something as “vanilla”. Its such a round happy full flavor, smooth and sweet. Rich and complex.
Ahh, I am getting carried away, the only thing I love working with as much as vanilla is now dark chocolate. But that is another post.
I read a lot of food blogs, and lately a few have touched my desire to make things vanilla, including Jadens Steamy Kitchen, (she is by the way giving away some vanilla so check her out) and open source food, a food social network ( like I need a social network to celebrate food)
I’m gonna tackle Crème Brulee tonight – anybody wanna come and enjoy a little sweetness?