Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Why Choose VanillaSage as the Title of My Blog?

I chose "VanillaSage" as the title of my blog for several reasons. First, I like the way it sounds.

Second, Vanilla and Sage are both Watkins products. Our vanilla is one of the best that you can buy. It is made from the world's finest Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans. It takes nearly a pound of these precious beans to make just one gallon of vanilla extract.

Original Double-Strength Vanilla is made from a special formula that contains less alcohol so it doesn't bake or freeze out of your food. Our Pure Vanilla is all natural, made from the best vanilla beans, and contains 35% alcohol, a requirement for a vanilla to be called pure vanilla. Our vanilla products also include Double-Strength Imitation Clear Vanilla Extract. Clear Vanilla is colorless, bake-proof, freeze-proof, with double-strength flavor. It is formulated for wedding cakes and frostings and other baked goods that need to be pure white.

Sage is a Mediterranean herb that got its name because of the ancient belief that it strengthened the memory and imparted wisdom. Sage is an ingredient in poultry seasoning and poultry stuffing. Its flavor and digestive properties make it perfect for pork, sausages, and other meats. Watkins chooses only the best sage from the world's best growing regions, prepares it to retain the essential oils for maximum flavor, and uses strict quality control for superior quality and flavor. Sage is packaged in glass bottles or tins, not plastic, to preserve quality.

Webster's Dictionary defines vanilla as

1. any of genus (Vanilla) of tropical climbing orchids (family Orchidaceae).

2. a capsule that is the fruit of a vanilla widely distributed from Florida southward throughout tropical America, that has the form of an elongated pod, and that is an important article of commerce for the flavoring extract that it yields; a flavoring extract made by soaking vanilla pods in a mixture of water and grain alcohol.

Webster's Dictionary defines sage as

1. wise through reflection and experience; preceding from or characterized
by wisdom, prudence, and good judgment.

2. a mature or venerable man, sound in judgment.

3. a mint (Salvia officinalis) with grayish green aromatic leaves used especially in flavoring meats.

Third, I don't profess to be a sage or wise person but I hope that some of the things I've learned through past experiences and the information I provide will be helpful to you.

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1 comment :

sandi said...

Good luck with your new blog~ I will have a source for my 'spicey' questions!
Bloggin at WhistleStopCooking~ Sandi