We asked a few our our Nomaterra staffers what scents they remember most from Thanksgivings past. The responses have our mouths watering and our sensory buds going. Here's what they had to say:
"I love preparing the cranberry sauce and just before dinner is prepared and served, you grate an orange rind onto, and the orange zest mixed with the smell of fresh cranberries is perfect. that reminds me of Thanksgiving." - Michael Hoeffler, Graphic Design
[caption id="attachment_2803" align="aligncenter" width="290"] "Scent of orange zest mixed with the smell of fresh cranberries is perfect."
"Yams with marshmallows are quintessentially Thanksgiving in my family. You know when it is done baking when you smell the sweet melted marshmallows emanating from the oven." - Benjamin Burnett, CEO
[caption id="attachment_2802" align="aligncenter" width="293"] Sweet, gooey marshmallow scent emanates from the yams, straight out of the oven.
"My favorite scent memory is of crescent rolls baking before we eat. It's my grandmother's recipe, and to be honest, I don't love the taste of them, but they smell amazing and it makes me think of the days when the entire family would get together for the holidays and celebrate. The whole family used to fight over them. It's a magical scent." - Emma Abbott, Social Media Associate
[caption id="attachment_2800" align="aligncenter" width="327"] The scent of homemade, buttery crescent rolls
"My Thanksgiving scent memory is actually not food related. When I was younger, our family and family friends would travel to Killington, VT, rent out a house right off the ski mountain or stay at a ski resort, and have a huge pot-luck Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone would bring a different part of the meal, but the scent memory that stands out to me most is the real fire wood that would burn in all the fireplaces in the house or resort, from the minute we arrived until the moment we left. That combination of firewood with snow, fir trees, and fresh air are what I remember most about my Thanksgivings. " - Agnieszka Burnett, Creative Director
[caption id="attachment_2804" align="aligncenter" width="293"] Thanksgiving Dinner by warm fireplace. The scent of firewood, crisp air, and fir trees.
- The Nomaterra Team