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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Homemade vanilla in GR


Star photo by Stephanie Thompson

Michele Lyon mixes the vanilla, sugar and vodka together.

The sweet smell of vanilla, there is nothing like it.

To most it means baking has either taken place or is about to start; and the thought of that is enough to make anyone salivate.

Most have no clue how it is made, only that it gives those baked goods that extra special taste.

For Green River resident Michele Lyon, vanilla making is quickly becoming her way of life.

Like many business ventures, Lyon's started out as a hobby.

"I started making vanilla probably about 15 years ago," Lyon said. "I just made it for myself because it was hard to get good vanilla."

She said the stuff people can b...

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