Monday, May 11, 2009

Vanilla Sugar

I am always looking for great jars I can use as canisters in my kitchen. This octagon shaped canister was made by Anchor Hocking in the 50s, and does not have a rubber seal it's that old.

I don't eat much sugar, but my family does, and of course I use sugar to bake with. So, I make vanilla sugar with a real vanilla bean.

You add one vanilla bean split down the side to the sugar, and the smell of the vanilla eventually flavors the sugar. It is especailly good with tea and coffee.

When you open the canister the smell is overwhelming, and reminds me of my Grandmother's kitchen.

To cut down on sugar, I use "Agave Syrup" and my favorite brand is from Trader Joe's. It is especially good on fruit and with coffee or tea. I recommend it for anyone trying to control their sugar, and you like the taste of honey, It's similar.

Have a great day!



Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Liz!

I don't know if it is me, but I don't see a picture of the jar!!


Martha said...

Love vanilla sugar -- I also make lavender sugar -- so nice to sprinkle on lavender shortbread or to use when baking with lavender. I have my "sweetie" jar on my counter with the sugar and beans in it. Yes, it does smell heavenly!

Blondie's Journal said...

Here we have it! What a fabulous idea! I love the shape of the jar too!

Thanks Liz! :-)



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