Do you remember the contest held by Miranda a few months ago? As most of you know I was the winner of the contest. However Steve of the Boston Vanilla Bean Company was not able to send the package over-seas to me that time. I sometimes love the fast global system of te world. I simply arranged a Turkish friend of mine who lives in NYC to get the vanilla package and bring it to me when he visits Istanbul next time.
Last weekend, I and my husband, Feridun, held a weekend-trip to a Western Blacksea village, Safranbolu. Feridun's friends from his high school were attending to this trip, including Mehmet, the guy in NYC. So I finally reached my lovely vanillas!
A tube of five Mexican vanilla beans, a little box of ground bourbon vanilla beans, a bottle of pure Tahitian vanilla extract, and a bottle of pure vanilla paste!
Oh my! There are just a few scents that may seduce you to kitchen and vanilla is on the top list to me! As well as cinnamon, chocolate, and citrus zests!