Posted by: Rachel | November 27, 2017

good things come… (part 2)

Remember that grand experiment I tried about making vanilla extract? It worked!

vanilla-y goodness, my goodness!

It was nothing more than vodka and vanilla beans and time (lots of time). Now it is a beautiful shade of brown, smells wonderful, and I’m looking forward to using it in all sorts of goodies! And, I can take the beans out at some point, dry them, and add them to my big sugar jar to make vanilla sugar. Mmmm!!

I could stop there but I won’t.

Remember those nasturtiums I planted a few weeks ago? They all sprouted!

wait for it…

OK, I’m still a few weeks away from having flowers, but the plants look really happy, so I’m happy as well. And I can wait.

My lemon tree, which has been confused for a few years now, is in full bloom and covered with tiiiiny little lemons. I can wait for those as well.

itsy bitsy, teenie weenie…

My mint, however, wasn’t so lucky. I planted 3 different varieties and sadly none survived. However, the cat smells yummy…

really? yes…

That’s pretty much it for today. If I don’t get to posting again before 2018 (although I will try…) enjoy whatever you celebrate, be safe and well, and I promise you nasturtiums one of these days (grin).


  1. Good luck with the knee surgery.  I have one more to go and left hip is acting up.  I’m in perfect health except my hinges  are falling off.  Take care prayers going up for you. Merry Christmas.

    Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device

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