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Sunday Snapshots: Cinnamon Sticks and A Golden Ribbon

by Spicie Foodie on March 25, 2012

Sunday Snapshots; Cinnamon Sticks; golden Ribbon; spice; canella; Spicie Foodie; food photography; food; photography

I love cinnamon don’t you? Today rather than a normal post I will share with you ten things I love about cinnamon.

10 Really Cool Things I Love About Cinnamon

1. I love that cinnamon is a spice which can be used on savory or sweet foods.

2. I love that cinnamon is the inner bark of cinnamon trees.

3. I love that cinnamon has many health benefits. Such as regulating blood sugar, smelling cinnamons stimulates brain activity, it is a natural food preservative, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory.

4. I love that “Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known. It was mentioned in the Bible and was used in ancient Egypt not only as a beverage flavoring and medicine, but also as an embalming agent. It was so highly treasured that it was considered more precious than gold.” source

5. I love adding a pinch of ground cinnamon to my tea or coffee in the morning.

6. I love that “Cinnamon bark is one of the few spices that can be consumed directly.” source

7. I love that many of my favorite foods have cinnamon in them, like Mexican chocolate, curry and pumpkin pie.

8. I love that cinnamon pairs well with blueberries, apples, honey, cajeta/dulce de leche.

9. I love that there are several varieties of cinnamon. All look different and all pretty to photograph.

10. But perhaps what I love most about cinnamon is the smell. The smell is aromatic, sweet, and soothing. I love that the scent of cinnamon reminds me of my mother and her homemade avena or oatmeal.

Sunday Snapshots; Cinnamon Sticks; golden Ribbon; spice; canella; Spicie Foodie; food photography; food; photography

I hope you are all having a great weekend. Happy Sunday!

P.S.
You can signup for March’s YBR tomorrow.

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{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa March 25, 2012 at 7:47 AM

I love cinnamon! Great clicks.

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Thanks Rosa!

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3 lauren@spicedplate March 25, 2012 at 8:47 AM

I used to be super obsessed with cinnamon. Now I’ve branched out to include more spices (thus my blog name — but seriously, I used to ONLY stock cinnamon when I first moved into my own place!). One of my favorite things to do with cinnamon is put a little in tomato sauce — homemade or store-bought. People thought I was crazy for it, but after a few years of doing this I saw Emiril Lagasse doing it on television — I figure that doesn’t make me TOO crazy. I think you’d like it!

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4 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Hi Lauren,

Good for you on branching out to more spices. I love cinnamon but there are so many great spices. I don’t think adding cinnamon to your tomato sauce is weird. Many people don’t realize that cinnamon can be used sweet or savory, that’s one of the great things about it. I have used it on other tomato based dishes but never just on tomato sauce, will do soon. Thanks!

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5 Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb March 25, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Happy Sunday!

yeah I agree cinnamon is quite useful. I use it nearly daily in my cooking, might be savoury or sweet, its so versatile! I started to grow a cinnamon/bayleaf plant, but its growing so slowely. Lovely clicks!

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6 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Happy Sunday Helene! Wow, that is so cool your very own cinnamon tree and bay leaf plant :)

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7 Oana from dishchronicles March 25, 2012 at 12:58 PM

I adore cinnamon. Like, adore. I love everything about it. I use it countless ways and
read books where it is the star and works it’s magic. Great post. Love it.

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8 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Thank you and glad to hear you share the cinnamon love :)

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9 Ana_ILTdP March 25, 2012 at 4:47 PM

I love cinnamon too!! Actually, it is used in most of spanish traditional desserts. I also put cinnamon in my coffee (when I brew it myself, it’s difficult to do it with capsules ;) though), and tea :D

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10 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Glad to hear you also love cinnamon :)

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11 Flavors of the Sun March 25, 2012 at 7:04 PM

You should have added #11: I love to photography cinnamon.

Because your photos are so lovely.

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12 Spicie Foodie March 25, 2012 at 7:14 PM

You are so sweet, thank you :)

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13 Nandita March 25, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Oh!!1 I have never seen cinnamon this beautiful. Loved this informative post :)

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14 Spicie Foodie March 26, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Oh thank you Nandita :)

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15 Cathy @ Noble Pig March 25, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Your pics are beautiful!

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16 Spicie Foodie March 26, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Thank you Cathy :)

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17 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen March 26, 2012 at 12:27 AM

I’m a huge fan of cinnamon, it’s one of my favorite spices. Really beautiful images.

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18 Spicie Foodie March 26, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Thanks Sylvie!

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19 Suzanne Perazzini March 26, 2012 at 1:40 AM

Like Flavours of the Sun, I love your photos and that’s why I come to your site whenever you post. Cinnamon was the main spice that my grandmother used in her weekly baking. Every Saturday I would sneak across the road from our farm to hers and lick the bowls while she baked for her farmer husband. And then I’d run back to catch the end of my mother’s weekly baking spree. I learned to bake very early, as you can imagine.

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20 Spicie Foodie March 26, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Hi Suzanne,

I just love your childhood memory and story. What a tree it was for you to see both your grandmother and mother in action, so to speak. Yes, I can imagine your love of baking began early. Thanks for stopping by :)

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21 Nami | Just One Cookbook March 26, 2012 at 4:57 AM

I love cinnamon too, but I’m really surprised that I didn’t know where that comes from… it’s inner bark of cinnamon trees (what, there is a cinnamon tree?)… sorry I might have embarrassed myself… lol. I love the smell… and you are right we can enjoy both in savory and sweet dishes. Beautiful photo!

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22 Spicie Foodie March 26, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Hehe, I thought the same thing Nami :) Thank you.

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23 Yvette ~ Muy Bueno Cookbook March 26, 2012 at 2:28 PM

I’ve always wanted to make a scratch and sniff children’s book with scents that remind me of my childhood and my grandma. And canela (cinnamon) is one of those amazing sweet smells. Beautiful photos Nancy!

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24 Spicie Foodie March 26, 2012 at 5:13 PM

That sounds sweet, thanks Yvette.

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25 Platanos, Mangoes and Me! March 26, 2012 at 8:57 PM

I love it too. Great pics…

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26 Spicie Foodie March 27, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Thanks Norma!

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27 Marsha @ The Harried Cook March 27, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Gorgeous post, Nancy! I love cinnamon too… even cinnamon candy! :) LOL

And the pictures are just BEAUTIFUL!

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28 Spicie Foodie March 27, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Yum, cinnamon candy :) Thanks Marsha.

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29 Natalie March 27, 2012 at 2:03 PM

I have to agree with you about cinnamon. Nothing smells as good as cinnamon. =)

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30 Spicie Foodie March 27, 2012 at 5:24 PM

So true :)

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31 Magic of Spice March 27, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Cinnamon is such a lovely spice, as well as are these gorgeous photos!

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32 Spicie Foodie March 27, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Thank you sweetie :)

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33 easyfoodsmith March 29, 2012 at 11:11 AM

I too love cinnamon and look for excuses to use them in my food! Although I am out voted by my hubby and daughter who can’t stand it!!

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34 Spicie Foodie March 29, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Oh that’s too bad Taruna. So you just have to make special cinnamon treats for yourself :)

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35 Jen April 2, 2012 at 7:23 PM

I love the smell. I recently bought Saigon cinnamon and it is so fragant it blows you away. I love it so much that I will have a cinnamon giveaway on wednesday hehe.

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36 Spicie Foodie April 3, 2012 at 8:11 AM

I’ll have to see if I can find some Saigon cinnamon. Actually never heard of it, I’m interested now though.

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