I made my daughter and I buttery waffles this morning topped with banana slices and a sprinkle of Cinnamon. I began thinking about how much I like Cinnamon. I love the sweet and fragrant, warm and aromatic bouquet and flavor of the spice. I decided to read about its derivation. Cinnamon is the inner bark of a tropical evergreen tree. True Cinnamon is native to Sri Lanka. The Cinnamon used in North America is from the cassia tree which is grown in Vietnam, China, Indonesia, and Central America. It has many culinary uses. I think that it makes almost any dish or dessert more delicious.
I even sprinkled a little Cinnamon into my coffee grounds before I turned the pot on to brew this morning. I like the little kick that it adds to my cup and the scent that permeates my kitchen.
I have two more words for you today, Cinnamon Buns.
*One more thing, have you heard the song Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson? It's so cute, sweet and romantic!