Using Vanilla Pods
Remove Vanilla Pods from all packaging and air for a little while. Gently massage the pods lengthwise to release the flavour and loosen the caviar inside.
Place a Vanilla pod on a chopping board. Using a paring knife, carefully split the pod lengthwise until it is halved. Now pull the two halves apart so you can see the seeds inside. Carefully scrape out the seeds with the tip of the knife.
The expended pod can both be cut into small bits and used along with the seeds to enhance the aroma of the dish being prepared or you could dry the spent pod for a couple of days and put into a sugar jar.