Did you know it is the Centennial of the Cherry Blossom Trees in Washington D.C.? The trees were orignally a gift of friendship from Japan in 1912 and have endured many trials and tribulations over their 100 years. Many years ago I had the pleasure of being on the Mall in April when the trees were in full bloom, and remember it as a most fragrant experience. If you ever get a chance don’t miss this annual event.
The United States Postal Service commissioned an artist, Paul Rogers from Pasadena, California to design the beautiful stamp above for the Centennial and many activities are in full swing right now as the blossoms tend to drop by the end of April each year.
What better way to celebrate the Cherry Blossom Centennial than with a cherry pie, cookies or cherry crumble made with Watkins Cherry extract! Now available in the convenient 8 oz. size.
For over 100 years Watkins Cherry extract has been a standard in kitchens everywhere. One that fits in with many of today’s high-flavor and low-fat cooking palates. Give it a try and savor the best cherry recipes around! Now you know the secret to those fabulous cherry pies grandma made!
Have a great Natures’ Heritage week!
Sherry and Natures’ Heritage staff
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