Best Handmade Gift Baskets
Recipe: Vanilla Extract
From Chicks with Knives, Los Angeles
Rachael Narins and Suzanne Griswold, the founders of L.A.based Chicks with Knives, run a supper club, cater parties and lead classes in what they call "lost arts," like making vanilla extract. From $95 per class; chickswithknives.com.
Presentation: Glass bottle with cork top. $3.50; thecontainerstore.com. Stained-wood tag. $7.50; olivemannashop.com. Mexican vanilla beans have a spicy, robust flavor. $6 for 3 beans; the spicehouse.com.
Photo © Antonis Achilleos.