Fall was once Maine’s best-kept secret. No longer!
Visitors have discovered our lively harvest festivals, sparkling clear weather, and of course, Mother Nature’s brilliant display. Against a backdrop of rocky coastline and mountain pines, Maine’s vivid maples and oaks set the scene for hiking, biking, paddling and golf. Fall brings food and wine celebrations, agricultural fairs, and music festivals. Colorful farmers’ markets and produce stands beckon. Apple orchards invite you to “pick your own.” Birders spot migrating hawks, warblers and shorebirds. And there’s more: Fall is peak season for Maine lobster, too. http://www.mainetourism.com
Bring the vivacious colors of the falling leaves to your door or walls this Thanksgiving season. New for 2012 is this Fall Foliage Twig Wreath:
ornamented with brightly colored orange and red leaves, natural pinecones and a dazzling orange 4 loop bow…This is the perfect addition to anyone’s fall decorating scheme. This is also, the perfect hostess gift to take to your holiday parties.
For those of us over the age of 25, when you think of Halloween candy you think of candy corn, those sugary little spikes of Halloween cheer. They've been around for as long as I remember and even as long as my grandparents remember but did you know that they were invented in the 1880's? Who the first person to make these tasty treats was is unknown but the Wunderle Candy Company of Philadelphia was the first to go into commercial production. However, the company most closely associated with this wonderful confection is the Goelitz Confectionery Company. Founder Gustav Goelitz, a German immigrant, began commercial production of the treat in 1898 in Cincinnati and is today the oldest manufacturer of the Halloween icon.
We are so excited to share with you our Balsam Farm. For the past 11 years we have been cultivating our land to grow balsam. Now we are proud to announce that we grow all our own blasam right here in Maine.
I made a batch late yesterday. Evidently, I felt my life had somehow been missing petite fried nuggets of cinnamon-flavored batter stuffed with flavorful apple chunks and covered with a dusting of powdered sugar.
These are delicious, and my life is now complete. They can be served as a warm, yummy breakfast treat or as a scrumptious dessert with vanilla ice cream. (Did I just say that?) The easy route is to dust them with powdered sugar, but I love dunking them in a light, sweet, doughnut glaze, too.
Either way, these are guaranteed to make you smile.
Bring the vivacious colors of the falling leaves to your door or walls this Thanksgiving season. New for 2012 is this Fall Foliage Balsam Wreath, ornamented with brightly colored orange and red leaves, natural pinecones and a dazzling orange 4 loop bow…These fall colors really pop off the vibrant green lush, Maine Balsam.
This is the perfect addition to anyone’s fall decorating scheme. This is also, the perfect hostess gift to take to your holiday parties.
Back in July, the USA Olympic team hit a bump in the road when the news broke that their all-American athletic wear had been made in China. Considering the patriotic nature of the games, it’s not surprising that folks were upset but how do they feel about the origin of everyday items?
It is apple season here in Maine and I am loving this new wreath it celebrates the deliciousness of the season. Inspired by the cooler nights and the smell of fall in the air we created this crisp wreath to help bring a bit of the Maine outdoors to you.
Decorate your home for fall with this elegant Apple Harvest Balsam Wreath. This wreath is beautifully decorated with apples, berry sprays and natural wheat grass…What a beautiful way to decorate your dining room for Thanksgiving dinner. This is also, the perfect hostess gift to take to your holiday parties.
An Update from Hike for our Heroes :: they are Right in our Neighborhood Hiking
Sundays are a day of rest and recovery for us. We have walked 106 miles on our 2400 mile journey so far. On our walk yesterday to Ellsworth, Maine we were again reminded of why we are doing this walk. Our continued thanks go out to ALL who have served our country.
Just in time for fall, Wreaths Across America is running a Wreath Raffle.
Wreath Sponsors will have a chance to win 100 wreaths for the cemetery of your choice to be delivered in time for the ceremony on Dec. 15th, National Wreaths Across America Day. Sponsors will have one chance for each Raffle Wreath that is sponsored.
The raffle ends on September 30, 2012 and the winner will be announced on October 1, 2012
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 4 mini-loaf pans.
In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar. Fold in the zucchini. Beat in the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Gently fold in the blueberries. Transfer to the prepared mini-loaf pans.
Bake 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes in pans, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.
The new balsam-filled prayer pillows made by Worcester Wreath Co. can be used in many ways. Naturally, they are a wonderful gift to let someone know you are thinking of them. But the pillows can also be sold for fund-raisers, used as table gifts for weddings and make a nice group gift.
It's hard to imagine a more appropriate filling ingredient for small prayer pillows than balsam. There are several references in the Bible to balsam or balm, a resinous substance valued in ancient Greece and Rome valued as both perfume and medicine. The Latin word for the resin was balsamum, related to the Greek balsamon and the Hebrew basam, "spice." The Arabic word basham means "balsam, spice, perfume."
It may sound a little corny, but it's true that prayer is a perfect way to show someone you care.
Worcester Wreath Co. has designed it's balsam-scented prayer pillows to be an easy way to show others that they are in your thoughts. The pillows are filled with fragrant balsam, which has a calming effect and has been used in aromatherapy for years.
Karen Worcester of Worcester Wreath Co. talks about the prayer and inspiration behind the company's new prayer pillows.
A time of family strife resulted in Worcester Wreath Co.'s new hand-sized prayer pillows filled with fragrant Maine balsam.
Karen Worcester, wife of company owner Morrell Worcester, said the idea for the prayer pillow occurred to her after their youngest son, Corey, was seriously injured in a car accident. At the end of long days in the hospital, Karen would return to her car and cry into a balsam pillow she keeps in the car. The balsam scent, used for many years in aromatherapy, helped her to relax and focus.
Karen Worcester of Worcester Wreath Co. talks about how to keep your Christmas wreath fresh and make it last well into the new year.
Balsam firs are hardy trees -- they have to be to thrive in the cold, Maine winters. But once the branches are cut and shaped into your Christmas wreath, garland or a table-top tree, the products require some tender loving care to stay fresh through the holiday season.
"Our wreaths have been sold through some of the nation's most reputable vendors. Now you can get the best possible price and quality by dealing directly with Worcester Wreath Co."
We've made wreaths and sold them through vendors for many years, but we want our customers and fans to know they can order direct from Worcester Wreath, too.
When you order direct from us, all of our 39 years of experience in the balsam business is put to work just for you. You'll get the freshest balsam products and the best possible savings on our wreaths and other balsam gifts. You'll know that we've inspected each order and that we guarantee the quality of your order.