Are you a fellow Bon Vivant Liberalis? Are you someone who appreciates experiences, and absorb the details of a journey? Are you curious and ponder possibilities? Never satisfied. Want more. We go to restaurants and the spices can’t be spicy enough, the macaroni & cheese can’t be cheesy enough, the coffee is too weak, the rocky road has too few marshmallows … on and on. We’d love the opportunity to fix or modify everything.
And then we wonder what happens if we tweak a few things … just for the heck of seeing what’ll happen. A disaster is just as thrilling as a huge success. Hey, ok. so, we make the coffee stronger … so strong that it’s insipid. Great. Pour it out.
You may be a fellow Bon Vivant Liberalis. Before we were born The Gods asked us what we wanted to do. We replied “I’d like to go to Earth.”
“Why?” Asked the Gods
“Just to see. Seems like there’s something interesting to get into.”
The Gods thought, discussed it, jotted some notes, and gave their permission. And here we are.
This cooking thing is new exploration for me. The Peanutbutter Dragon Cookie became an obsession to perfect something that my soul so eagerly wanted but couldn’t wait for a restaurant or other cookie baker to make it. And it only gets deeper. The curiosity and obsession have taken over. Today, this manifested itself in homemade vanilla extract to control and intensify the experience of The Peanutbutter Dragon cookie.
I discovered that it’s a SIMPLE process to make your own vanilla extract, or any kind of extract–even chocolate extract. It just takes imagination and willingness to try. There are lots of vanilla extract recipes on the internet. Here is one that I found is at Simply Recipes. This one is especially nice because the comments section includes variations that people have taken. Check it out! Get some ideas. Whip up your own concoction.
Question: Do you find yourself, as a Bon Vivant Liberalis dabbling more and more in DIY activities (or wish that you had the time to)? Making your own foodstuffs, soaps, furniture, contraptions? (Hey! There’s no good reason to leave well-enough alone.)
We’ve got to support each other in the DIY world. Let’s make our own stuff and support those who cater to our tastes. Our pleasure is up to us and we can get exactly wat we want.
By the way. If you know me, you know I didn’t just put vodka and vanilla beans in that bottle. No, ma’am, I didn’t. But the only way to get the details is to come find me around 1JAN12 and see if you can get a taste.
Much love to you,
P.S. Respect The Cookie!