Wow, you have been very busy with everything you are having a go at making. I have heard of making your own vanilla extract before...didn't realise how simple it was to do though. Will definitely be giving this a go. Your soap making, washing powder and muffins are great too. Have always wanted to have a go at soap making but was put off because of the caustic soda, think I need to get over that fear and just give it a go. I think you are setting a great example for your children, teaching them such valuable skills, while having fun together as a family :).