While catching up on our e-mail upon returning from vacation, an article was forwarded to us about what .02 cents bought in 1914, when desserts and dishes created from JR Watkins Vanilla, Cinnamon, Pepper and other gourmet spices and extracts filled many of these articles. Using a calculator for inflation, the .02 cents of 1914 equals .43 cents in 2011. Enjoy!
Sherry and Natures’ Heritage Staff
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We’re out fishing this week. Nothing better than relaxing with Fall fishing, after the busy-i-ness of the summer. Great chance to interact and commune with natures’ heritage. It is our name after all.
As for the fish we’ll be trying something a little different this time around–a new power bait complemented by Watkins vanilla. Supposedly the smell of vanilla in the water really attracts freshwater panfish such as crappies, sunfish, and perch, and maybe even a finicky trout who can’t just leave it alone out of curiosity. We’ll let you know how we did–and if the catch is good, we’ll also be trying out our new Watkins Seafood seasoning grinder along the way!
Have a fun Natures’ Heritage week out there while we’re gone! Watch for new recipes next week!
Sherry and Natures’ Heritage staff
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Labor Day! It does not seem possible that we are celebrating Labor Day tomorrow and enjoying the Labor Day weekend already. My grandmother used to say that time passes faster as you get older and I think I’m really beginning to believe that!
Along with the BBQs and festivities, Natures’ Heritage participated in a little mini craft fair yesterday. It was fun hearing again all the “Watkins Man” and product stories, and watch the reaction to people as they rediscovered an old family friend—Watkins! Many thought Watkins had disappeared from the scene and were pleasantly surprised to see our display and products, something every company looks forward to.
We filled up quite a few bags of Watkins products and catalogs to take home…:), and had a fun time giving out Watkins cinnamon and pepper samples to young children in tow with their parents and grandparents, inviting them to search on the Internet or at the library the next chance they got to find out where these spices and vanilla came from originally–as an enticement to investigate the “Spice” and “Silk” Road histories of long ago. Yet another great way to “use” Watkins samples for you Homeschoolers!
Many had not heard of these things, called “Spices” and “Roads”, so the adventure should be fun for them as they read about pirates, camels, long treks in the wildnerness by spice merchants, and many more things…perhaps we’ll get a future chef out of such curiosity or at least the beginnings of a nice report for school later in the school year.
The kids left all excited to get started on their suggested project. On the way back we stopped at a local library book sale and filled up on what else—books, DVDs and recipe books! While there we also noticed one of the kids we gave the Watkins samples to earlier busy at the library computer checking out cinnamon! Now that’s just too cool…
Have a great Labor Day and remember not to labor too much–
Sherry and Natures’ Heritage staff
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