After pouring some little jars of vanilla extract, we had some vanilla beans ready for re-purposing. I threw them in the food processor with a cup of sugar and blended it up. The big chunks of vanilla were sifted out and processed with a second cup of sugar, and then repeated this with a third cup of sugar. You can see in the picture how the sugar on the right has more brown bits than the middle, and the sugar on the left has the least. We actually did a fourth pass with just a half a cup of sugar because I didn't know how much more would fit in the jar. We mixed it all together and put it back in one of the quart jars that we used to make the vanilla extract. Vanilla sugar! Time to make some cookies...!