If you are unable to buy vanilla beans, you can even buy its substitute i.e. Vanilla bean powder for adding in a variety of baking dishes. Just like original pods of vanilla beans, even powder adds a wonderful flavor to baked dish and impart fragrant vanilla aroma. You can even use this powder in teas, berries,sprinkle them on salad and French toast to enhance their flavor. In the market,you will get 100 or 200 grams of powder which you need to store adequately for preserving its freshness. The best way is to empty the entire content of vanilla powder in an air-tight container and store it in a dry and cool place.Use dry spoon only whenever you want to take out the powder.