Friday, December 12, 2008

Warm Your Home with Cinnamon

Cinnamon bush with bark peeled back, Zanzibar


Cinnamon is one of my favorite scents and flavors. As a kid, I really enjoyed buttered toast sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. When I studied in France, I was looking to buy cinnamon but didn't know what it was called , so I asked the grocer in my best French: "I would like the brown spice that one eats with apples" - and he amusedly pointed me to canelle. Even today, I have a really embarassing addiction to Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. So when I had to make cookies for a cookie exchange party I recently hosted, naturally I wanted to use cinnamon, especially because it has such nice nice fall & holiday associations.

In searching for a good cinnamon cookie recipe, I stumbled across a great blog - Kitchen Addiction. Rachel posts amazing recipes and I made her Chewy Cinnamon Cookies for my party. Her recipe held up to my numerous mistakes and they still tasted good. (She even fielded frantic questions from me via email - thanks so much!) But the biggest benefit of baking all day was that my house smelled deliciously cinnamon-y.

Now, to recapture that scent without the mixing, beating, measuring and cleaning up! Just like the gal in the silly Glade gingerbread man commercial (you know the one I mean), I burn a cinnamon candle. I have a few favorites:

For a spicy vanilla with a little bite, burn Votivo's Cinnamon candle, No 76. This is no longer on Votivo's website - very sad if discontinued - but you can find it here for $24.90.



Cinnamon is also amazing when combined with orange and clove, which is why the Arancio & Canella candle by Lorenzo Villoresi is such a delight. I got this one at Lafco NY; they carry Villoresi scents on their website; call them to see if candles are also in stock.


OK, how about a candle that we can actually find & buy!? For immediate gratification, head to your Bath & Body Works and get the Henri Bendel Cinnamon Bark candle. This candle features the unmistakable, timeless scent of cinnamon bark blended with frosted bergamot, fresh orange, clove bud and smoky musk.



Finally, if you prefer other ways to scent your home than just using candles (maybe little ones are about and candles pose a risk), then you can enjoy Slatkin's Cinnamon & Clove Buds scent in a "Right at Home" gift set of a 4-oz candle, 1.5 oz room spray and Wallflowers® Pluggable Home Fragrance Diffuser set.

Enjoy these candles on days you're not baking... and when you are, definitely head to Kitchen Addiction!

12 Comments:

At 5:28 PM, Blogger Rachel said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the cookies! Keep baking. :)

 
At 2:28 AM, Blogger marykate said...

Ooh, I love cinnamon! My favorite spice (and it supposedly boosts the body's ability to metabolize sugar).

Just checking out the blog - how have you been? Congratulations on the little guy! :)

 
At 4:47 AM, Blogger Soho500 said...

Hey there,
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Great Blog!! I personally loved your
pics .... Must admit you have a great sense of style. Keep up the good
work.
PS: I have initiated an idea to create a fashion and style blogroll where
bloggers from the jewelry, fashion, style and beauty could participate.
All you need to do is to add my blog link to your blog and i'll do the
same.
That way, we could have a mutual partnership and we could refer visitors to
each other's blog.
Please let me know if you would be interested.

Thanks!
Barbara and Ellen
The Gals at SoHo
http://sohoaccessories.blogspot.com

 
At 4:59 AM, Anonymous Top Blogs said...

I totally agree with i am also looking for the seeds so i can sow a nice tree of cinnamon.

 
At 7:34 PM, Anonymous Elliott Broidy said...

This is one of my most favorite smells.

 
At 8:57 PM, Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 09.08
ralph lauren polo, uggs on sale, nike air max, longchamp outlet, michael kors, uggs outlet, longchamp outlet, christian louboutin, burberry factory outlet, prada handbags, louis vuitton outlet, uggs on sale, ralph lauren outlet, louis vuitton outlet, michael kors handbags, christian louboutin, prada outlet, nike outlet, ray ban sunglasses, uggs on sale, gucci handbags, louis vuitton, nike air max, michael kors outlet online, oakley sunglasses, nike free, louis vuitton handbags, burberry outlet, louis vuitton outlet online, tiffany jewelry, michael kors outlet online, louboutin shoes, ray ban sunglasses, louboutin uk, oakley sunglasses, cheap jordans, replica watches, michael kors outlet, tory burch outlet, longchamp bags, michael kors outlet store, tiffany jewelry, oakley sunglasses, uggs outlet, replica watches

 
At 9:00 PM, Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

true religion jeans, nike air max pas cher, coach outlet, ray ban uk, true religion outlet, timberland pas cher, nike blazer pas cher, nike tn pas cher, sac guess pas cher, michael kors, michael kors, coach outlet store online, north face pas cher, longchamp soldes, vans pas cher, louboutin pas cher, hollister uk, lululemon outlet, true religion outlet, true religion outlet, hermes pas cher, michael kors outlet online, kate spade outlet, michael kors uk, hogan sito ufficiale, nike roshe run pas cher, north face uk, converse, abercrombie and fitch, coach outlet, longchamp pas cher, coach purses, polo lacoste pas cher, vanessa bruno pas cher, nike air max, kate spade, lunette ray ban pas cher, lunette oakley pas cher, chanel handbags, nike air force, burberry pas cher, jordan pas cher, new balance, nike free pas cher, ralph lauren pas cher

 
At 9:01 PM, Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

bottega veneta, abercrombie, asics running shoes, nike roshe run, nike free, nike trainers uk, hollister clothing, polo ralph lauren uk, salvatore ferragamo, nike roshe uk, instyler ionic styler, longchamp uk, valentino shoes, beats by dre, reebok outlet, nfl jerseys, new balance shoes, abercrombie and fitch, wedding dresses, north face outlet, lululemon outlet, hermes handbags, babyliss pro, nike air max, chi flat iron, jimmy choo outlet, soccer jerseys, soccer shoes, softball bats, mont blanc, p90x workout, celine handbags, giuseppe zanotti, ghd hair, mcm handbags, nike air huarache, mulberry uk, herve leger, mac cosmetics, abercrombie and fitch UK, nike air max uk, nike air max uk, vans outlet, north face outlet, insanity workout

 
At 9:04 PM, Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

links of london uk, louis vuitton uk, vans scarpe, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, converse shoes outlet, pandora jewelry, replica watches, doke & gabbana, nike air max, oakley, marc jacobs, louis vuitton, michael kors outlet online, polo ralph lauren, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, iphone cases, pandora uk, michael kors outlet, lancel, gucci, coach outlet, ugg pas cher, converse, montre pas cher, hollister, louboutin, wedding dresses uk, juicy couture outlet, hollister, swarovski jewelry, michael kors handbags, thomas sabo uk, toms shoes, karen millen uk, pandora charms, bottes ugg pas cher, supra shoes, sac louis vuitton, sac louis vuitton, ray ban, swarovski uk, timberland boots, juicy couture outlet, pandora jewelry, louis vuitton, ugg uk
ninest123 09.08

 
At 3:47 AM, Blogger Cran Jane said...

Tiffany Jewelry Tiffany Outlet NFL Jerseys Cheap Jordans Oakley Outlet North Face Outlet Burberry Outlet North Face Outlet Skechers Shoes Marc Jacobs Outlet
Chan Luu Sale Toms Outlet Oakley Sunglasses Toms Shoes Sale Beats By Dr Dre Coach Outlet Christian Louboutin Shoes Oakley Sunglasses Valentino Shoes Burberry Outlet
Oakley Eyeglasses Michael Kors Outlet Coach Factory Outlet Coach Outlet Online Coach Purses Kate Spade Outlet Toms Shoes North Face Outlet Coach Outlet Gucci Belt North Face Jackets Oakley Sunglasses Toms OutletLouis Vuitton Outlet North Face Outlet Nike Outlet Nike Hoodies Tory Burch Flats Marc Jacobs Handbags Jimmy Choo Shoes Jimmy Choos

 
At 9:18 PM, Blogger Cran Kate said...

Ralph Lauren Outlet
Ugg Boots Sale UGGS For Women Skechers Go Walk Adidas Yeezy Boost Adidas Yeezy Adidas NMD Coach Outlet North Face Outlet Ralph Lauren Outlet Puma SneakersPolo Outlet
Under Armour Outlet Under Armour Hoodies Herve Leger MCM Belt Nike Air Max Louboutin Heels Jordan Retro 11 Converse Outlet Nike Roshe Run UGGS Outlet North Face Outlet
Adidas Originals Ray Ban Lebron James Shoes Sac Longchamp Air Max Pas Cher Chaussures Louboutin Keds Shoes Asics Shoes Coach Outlet Salomon Shoes True Religion Outlet
New Balance Outlet Skechers Outlet Nike Outlet Adidas Outlet Red Bottom Shoes New Jordans Air Max 90 Coach Factory Outlet

 
At 3:58 AM, Blogger Liu Liu said...

It appears Aqib Talib pulled a Plaxico Burress.

When news first broke that the Denver Broncos cornerback Nike Air Max 90 had been shot, the details were awfully strange, as Talib told Dallas police, “Everything was a blur Nike Free Run and I was too intoxicated to nfl jerseys store remember what happened,” wholesale nfl jerseys the location of the shooting NFL Jerseys – either a nightclub or a neighborhood Nike Air Max 2015 Shoes park (or a grassy knoll, perhaps?) – was called into question, and a police Nike Roshe Run report claimed the bullet entered his right thigh and exited his right calf, cheap nfl jerseys which suggested it traveled straight down his leg.

 

Post a Comment

<< Home