IT MAY BE COLD here in Minnesota with bone-chilling temperatures. But inside—and I mean inside the hearts of Minnesotans—warmth prevails.
With that thought, this week’s Minnesota Prairie Roots’ virtual Friday flowers go to a Paynesville woman who is giving generously to the American Cancer Society.
Meet Kathy Webb, creator of Mrs. Ed’s Seasoned Salt. Kathy has been making her specialty seasoning for 20 years and giving it to family and friends. Two years ago, though, she began selling the salt as a fundraiser for the Cancer Society, via Bloomers, a team in the Paynesville Relay for Life.
The seasoning sells at $6 for a 16-ounce bottle. Kathy and her husband, Ed, donate all of the ingredients, so every cent of seasoning sales goes to the Cancer Society.
I learned about Kathy this fall while working on a Christmas gifts feature about Minnesota-made/grown foods that published in the November/December issue of Minnesota Moments magazine. See www.minnesotamoments.com.
Just this week, Jason Davis from Minneapolis-based KSTP/Channel 5 did a segment on Kathy’s seasoning for his “On the Road” television show. And, yes, Jason got the story idea from my feature. He’s a faithful reader of Minnesota Moments. Here’s a link to Jason’s “Paynesville Woman Spices It Up for Charity”: http://kstp.com/article/stories/s1294760.shtml?cat=26
What particularly impresses me about Kathy is her positive attitude. You see, she’s been battling colon cancer and recently completed six months of chemotherapy.
She told me in an email this week, “I am feeling really good.”
To Kathy and those like her who give of themselves to help others, these Minnesota Prairie Roots’ Friday flowers celebrate you, your strength and your generous spirit.
Mrs. Ed’s Seasoned Salt is available at Bloom Coffee and Floral in Paynesville or directly from Kathy. Call (320) 243-4156 or e-mail email@example.com to order for $6 plus shipping. Also, check out the Web site: http://mrseds.us.
© Copyright 2009 Audrey Kletscher Helbling
(Seasoned salt image is courtesy of Mrs. Ed’s Seasoned Salt.)