My blog friend Tricia has been such a source of encouragement to me and she has a great blog called The Domestic Fringe.Com. She’s sharing her homemade vanilla today!
One cold morning my neighbor, the pastry chef, and I sat sipping our steaming cups of tea and eating another of the delectable sugar and butter concoctions my friend created. It was on that calorie filled day I shared my desire to make vanilla extract. A plan was hatched and Fringe Vanilla was born, only its birth took another two years. That’s the way babies are sometimes. Either they are breaking free from the confines of their momma or they never want to come out and greet the world. I am just happy to say Fringe Vanilla is out and it’s changing the way we bake.
Not really, but I thought I should err on the side of dramatic for this introduction.
Fringe Vanilla is 100% Pure Vanilla Extract made from certified organic vanilla beans. Each 4 ounce bottle is steeped to make a splendid vanilla concentrate. It’s a difference you can smell and taste.
It is perfect for baking, cooking, adding to coffee, making whip cream, and mixing into drinks. It’s the vanilla that holds the power to change your life.
Again, a little dramatic maybe, but this is good stuff!
Fringe Vanilla has no added sweeteners, chemicals, dyes, or artificial flavors. It’s pure and gluten-free. It’s a vanilla you can trust using in your grandma’s favorite recipes. It’s Fringe Vanilla.
Since spring is sitting on my doorstep waiting for me to let her in, I’m going to share a newly found and favorite recipe of mine. It’s perfect for summer! It’s also a perfect example of why you need a bottle of Fringe Vanilla on hand, even if your winter baking is finished.
For my grape salad you’ll need:
- 4 pounds seedless green grapes
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
- 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon Fringe Vanilla
- 4 ounces chopped pecans
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
I used a mixture of green and red grapes. I highly recommend doing this, but I’ll leave the decision to you. Basically, you just mix all the ingredients together and then add the freshly washed and dried grapes. Make sure your cream cheese is softened since it will make mixing easier; however, if you want Popeye arms, leave that cream cheese nice and cold.
To purchase your bottle of Fringe Vanilla, please visit The Fringe Shop. Several bottles are still available and I have started a waiting list for my next batch, ready on May 10th. After all the remaining bottles are sold out, I will be glad to add your name and email to the waiting list. Just shoot me message via The Fringe Shop.
A great big Thank You to Edie for inviting me to introduce my baby to you. Hope you enjoy the grape salad as much as I do. Now go get your bottle of Fringe Vanilla, and have a happy day!