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October 2012

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ThanksgivingFeasts to celebrate and give thanks for a good harvest date all the way back to the Ancient Greeks. Although we tend to think of the Thanksgiving holiday of today as a more North American holiday, we've followed some pretty amazing routes to arrive at where we are...

In Canada...
  • The first Thanksgiving dates back to 1578 when Martin Frobisher, a renowned English explorer and navigator searching for a northern passage to the Orient, established one of the first European settlements in North America on what is today Newfoundland. He celebrated and gave thanks for surviving his long journey. As more settlers arrived, the annual celebration was continued. He was later knighted and Frobisher Bay was named in his honour.
  • European harvest celebrations included filling a goat's curved horn with the bounty of the harvest - grains, fruits and vegetables. This cornucopia or 'horn of plenty' is a tradition brought by them as more and more farmers made the trip to Canada and the hope of a better life.
  • The famous explorer Samuel de Champlain and the large group of French settlers that came with and followed him to the New World in the 1600's held huge feasts to celebrate their bounty. This was known as 'The Order of Good Cheer' and was shared with the Native Americans who had become not only good neighbours, but allies as well.
  • Following World War I, Armistice Day and Thanksgiving Day were celebrated on the same day - Monday of the week in which the 11th of November fell. This tradition held until 1931 when the two days of remembrance and thanks were separated. Armistice Day is now known as Remembrance Day and is marked on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
In the USA...
  • The first Thanksgiving celebrations are well-known to be held in the autumn of 1621 at Plymouth, Massachusetts and was attended by VERY thankful Pilgrims along with the Native Americans who played such a crucial role in, not only their successful harvest, but their very survival.
  • The 3-days of feasting and celebration was attended by about ninety Wampanoag Indians and the Wampanoag chief, Massasoit, along with the Pilgrims.
  • Although the celebrations were held each year at harvest time, earlier the presidents would make an annual proclamation to specify the day when Thanksgiving was to be held each year. It was Abraham Lincoln who issued a 'Thanksgiving Proclamation' on third October 1863 and officially set aside the last Thursday of November as the national day for Thanksgiving.
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt restored Thursday before last of November as Thanksgiving Day in the year 1939 - the end of the Great Depression and the beginning of World War II. This was done, in part, to mark the start of the Christmas shopping season longer and the attempt to stimulate the economy during this fragile time.
  • In 1941, Congress passed an official proclamation declaring that Thanksgiving will be always be observed as a legal holiday on the fourth Thursday of November every year.
  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade tradition began in the 1920's.
Today our traditions are very much the same even though the dates are different. It's a time for all to gather with family, friends and loved ones to celebrate our bounty and each other. And no matter what declarations or proclamations may be to come
.... this will never change. Smile

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Choices!Healthy Eating with Watkins!

Becoming - and staying - healthy is not a 'quick fix' - it's a lifestyle choice that takes time to evolve and cultivate. You'll find that as you work toward choosing healthier choices and options, it will get easier the more you do it. Your body will lose it's desire for unhealthy fatty, processed and salty foods naturally as it gets the nutrients it requires to maintain good health. Here are few tips and ideas that we hope will make choosing healthy even easier for you!
Instead of adding salt to your cooked veggies, add Watkins spices and blends - you'll enjoy 'restaurant-style' flavour without the harmful benefits of added sodium. For example:
  • Basil blends well with all other herbs and is used in all Italian and tomato dishes, scrambled eggs, soufflés, omelets, Welsh rarebits, roast beef, pork or veal, meat pies, casseroles and stews, herb stuffing, vegetable juices, seafood cocktails, tomato, orange, or butter sauces, French and Russian dressings.
  • Cinnamon can be used in all types of baked goods, such as pies, cakes, rolls and cookies. Excellent with fruit desserts, especially apples and peaches. Use sparingly in meat, poultry and game dishes, lamb or beef stew, Mexican dishes and mashed sweet potatoes. Also excellent in many savory foods, such as tomato sauce, beef stew, chili and Mexican dishes, and curries.
  • Curry Powder is actually a ground blend of as many as 20 spices and is used in Indian and Caribbean curries, and sparingly in Western dishes such as eggs, deviled eggs, fish, shrimp, parsley, meats, vegetables, rice, French dressing, white sauce, fish chowders, soups, salted nuts, and sweet pickles.
  • Dill is excellent with fish and seafood, in salads, dressings and sandwich fillings; works well with mustard and lemon.
  • Mustard (Dry) is used in white sauces for macaroni, corn, seafood, potato or egg dishes, salad dressings, butter sauces, omelets, soufflés, meats, gravies, cheese sauces, creamed and stewed oysters, dips, most protein and starchy foods, hot English mustard, Chinese hot mustard sauce, deviled eggs, and pickles. - Hot English Mustard - Mix Watkins Dry Mustard with enough cold water (or milk for a smoother flavour) to make a paste. Let stand 10-30 minutes before using. - Japanese or Chinese Mustard - As above, but use boiling water, cover and allow to stand.
    .. and this is just to name a few!
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  • Ideas Worth Sharing... Ideas Worth Sharing ...

    • Got a cough? Apply Watkins Medicated Ointment to the soles of your feet (yup!) and cover with socks before going to bed - it's amazing how it tames your cough AND your cold!
      ... special thanks to Marguerite H., Ontario for sharing this tip.
    • Scarf OrganizerHere's a great idea for keeping your scarves, ties, etc. neat, tidy and easy to find! Using a wooden coat hanger (because it is much stronger than wire or plastic), hook curtain rings or shower curtain rings over the center rod and loop your scarves through the rings!
      ... special thanks to Sylvia W., Ontario for sharing this tip.
    • Cottage cheese will stay fresh twice as long if you store the container upside down!
    • If your recipe calls exclusively for egg whites or egg yolks, don't discard the other half - egg yolks will stay fresh in the fridge for several days if covered in cold water; and egg whites can be frozen and will keep safely for up to a year!
    • To quickly remove the top layer of greasy fat from soup or stew, try wrapping ice cubes in a paper towel or cheesecloth and skim over the top of the stew - the fat will cling to it and you can then enjoy nothing but the great flavour.
    • Delivery VanHere's a quick tip for your next cup of tea - instead of using plain sugar, dissolve a lemon drop or a hard mint in the hot brew.
    • Here's a winter driving tip we hope you'll never need! If you find yourself stuck in the snow with no help in sight, take the rubber car mats and place them in front of your tires - the front tires if your car is front-wheel-drive and the rear tires if your car is rear-wheel-drive. That could be enough traction to get you out of a drift and back on the road again.
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    Pucker-Up Two Pack
    With little girls wanting to look 'older' and big girls wanting to look 'younger', our Pucker-Up 2-Pack is perfect for girls of ALL ages!

    Watkins Product - Pucker-Up 2-PackTwo of our most popular 100% natural lip tints are coupled together to offer you or your loved one a perfect pucker! This special two pack contains Tickled Pink and Simply Mauve-lous.
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    * Naturally flavored with pure peppermint oil.
    * Makes a great gift.

    Essential Ingredients:

    • Shea Butter: An intense, deep moisturizer obtained from the African karite tree.
    • Beeswax: Helps prevent chapping and cracking. Derived from the honeycomb of bees.
    • Olive Oil: This widely known plant oil is completely natural, from renewable resources, and readily absorbed by the skin.
    • Peppermint Oil: Credited with refreshing and cooling properties. Contains more than 50% menthol.
    • Tocopherol (Vitamin E): Soothes the skin and eliminates the need for synthetic preservatives.
    This autumn and winter, keep your lips soft, smooth and crack-free naturally... is there any other way?
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    One of the greatest kitchen inventions in recent years has been the development of non-stick cooking spray! It allows today's cook to sauté, stir-fry, and coat baking pans with less fat than if oil or butter were Watkins Product - Cooking Sprayused. Watkins offers this high-quality cooking spray in a large, economical size, so you can add maximum flavor and minimum fat at every meal.
    • Zero fat/zero calories: Although this product is mostly vegetable oil, the fine spray adds such a light coating that virtually no fat (a small fraction of a gram per 1/3 second spray) is added to food.
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    • Large economical size: Contains almost 1,600 servings!
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