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Yummm…Cinnamon

12 Feb

SUNDAY MEMORIES

Judy Wills

JUDY

 

Do you like cinnamon?   Yummmm…….one of my favorite flavors. Of course, if you use too much, it can be really HOT!!! But in moderation, it’s GREAT!

 

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When I was a child, I would go to the corner store and get a sucker – or lollipop, if that’s what you want to call it. It was about 1″ square, nearly clear, on a “stick” and I would fill my mouth with that delicious taste. It would take me quite a while to work my way through that sucker. It was wonderful!

 

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Remember those little “red-hot” candies? Those have a wonderful cinnamon flavor, as well. I’m sure the sucker and the candies are nothing but sugar, sugar, sugar – with a little bit of cinnamon added for taste. That’s okay…..I like it anyway!

 

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I don’t remember how I discovered this, but I would go to the corner drugstore and get a small vial of cinnamon oil. I would fill it as full as I could with toothpicks – you know, the pointy ones – and let them soak for several days. Then I would take out one and suck-or-chew on that toothpick until it was nothing but slivers, soaking up all that wonderful cinnamon flavor. Yummmmm.

 

Long about Halloween time – in this case probably August or September, whenever stores put up their Halloween stuff – you can go into grocery stores or some restaurants (Cracker Barrel springs to mind), and smell those wonderful cinnamon brooms. I’ve always wanted to get one, but I understand the cinnamon oil leaves quite a stain. So I just enjoy the cinnamon smell when we go into Publix or Cracker Barrel.   Yummmm…

Something Fred and I have taken to doing, is sprinkling cinnamon on our breakfast cereal. Not only does it add great taste to the cereal, but we’ve found that cinnamon is good for our health! No, really!

Researchers have concluded that the health benefits of cinnamon can be obtained in the form of its pure bark, essential oils, in ground spice form (which is bark powder), or in extract form when its special phenolic compounds, flavonoids, and antioxidants are isolated. These compounds make cinnamon one of the most beneficial spices on earth, giving it antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-microbial, immunity-boosting, cancer and heart disease-protecting abilities. (Credit Google search and Dr. Axe)

Yet another way we use it, is to add it to our breakfast smoothie. We don’t really taste it, along with all the other tastes in there (blueberries, banana, walnuts, protein powder, flax seed meal, natural peanut butter, baby spinach, almond milk, stevia), but we feel good, knowing that cinnamon is in there.

 

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One of the articles I read even said that the Egyptians used it as an embalming spice. Wow! Didn’t know that!

So many uses for cinnamon, but if for nothing more than it’s taste – I would use it! Give it a try…you might like it.

Yummmm….cinnamon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Off the Track

19 Jan

My Take

DiVoran  Lites

Author, Poet and ArtistAre you a seeker? I am. I have found what I was seeking for when it came to spiritual sustenance, and that was Jesus and the Holy Bible. Still I like to think of myself as open to new ways of thinking about prayer, living the Christian life, faith, and healing.

I also like to study about natural, or as it is sometimes called, holistic healing. I regularly go to an extraordinary healer who is a chiropractor and keeps me in good shape, and a homeopath from whom I order custom remedies for various things that might be ailing me. She uses a Zyto which is a computer program that maps a person’s individual body and tells what’s going on there. The biggest differences in these two kinds of healing and regular pharmaceutical treatments are that they heal instead of holding symptoms at bay. For instance, one can be permanently de-sensitized to allergies instead of simply getting shots for the rest of one’s life. .

I like to read good books about natural healing too. Apparently cancer can often be healed by natural means. I want to know about that, don’t you? These two books have recently come to my attention.

Outsmart your Cancer, by Tanya Harter Pierce, M.A., MFCC and Cancer – Free, Your Guide to Gentle, Non-toxic Healing, by Bill Henderson & Carlos M. Garcia, MD.

I’ve recently finished Dr. Gallagher’s Guide to 21st Century Medicine, by Martin P. Gallagher, M. S., D. C., which tells exactly how to stay healthy without drugs.

We want to thank our Lord for showing us these wonderful ways of healing as well as for the times when we needed regular medical intervention and it was available to us.

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