Fantastic Friday: CINNAMON!

Cinnamon-lovers are in luck - our theme tonight is CINNAMON! Absolutely one of my favorite spices and if you agree, then this Friday night suggestion is definitely for you!

For a non-alcoholic drink, try our Cinn-ful Apple Cider! Make it extra sinful by adding a splash of vodka!

And for those who liked the salmon last week, we suggest Herb Butter Salmon Tagine with yummy cinnamon flavor!

Interesting facts about CINNAMON:

  • You may already know that cinnamon is good for you, but did you know there is a mythological creature called the Cinnamon Bird?

  • Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) is a tree belonging to the Lauraceae family. The bark of the tree is what is used as a spice.

  • Cinnamon is mentioned in Chinese writings as far back as 2800 BC.

  • In the Middle Ages, cinnamon was only affordable by the wealthy elite of society. A person's social rank could be determined by the number of spices they could afford.

  • Cinnamon has many health benefits. It has shown promise in the treatment of diabetes, arthritis, high cholesterol, memory function, and even leukemia and lymphoma.

  • Two teaspoons of cinnamon has about 12 calories.


We are happy to have Hanna Skeppner on board this semester as an intern for As a Swedish-American, she has many exciting ideas to add a new twist to our old faves. Hope you enjoy her recipes and tips!

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