Want to make your own vanilla extract? We learned this while touring Lydgate Farms Chocolate Plantation in Kaua’i, where the vanilla pods grow wrapped around the base of Song of India trees, and the blooms are hand-pollinated.
With that kind of care and attention, isn’t it worth making your own vanilla from the fruits of their labor?
Read about our tour of Lydgate Farms here.
Photo: Paul K. Logsdon.