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ALL ABOUT CINNAMON! 🔥

 cinnamon ☀️ warming ∙ sweet ∙ woody ☀️ The cinnamon tree is an Asian evergreen member that has brown, papery bark, and leathery leaves. To harvest cinnamon, the branches of the tree are cut off and the outer bark is peeled off, revealing an inner bark (the cinnamon) which curls into a quill as it dries. Cinnamon has a long and rich history and was written about in Chinese books on healing more than 4,000 years ago! Cinnamon traditionally was used to provide relief when suffering from the cold or flu, especially when mixed in tea! Fun fact: Cinnamon doesn’t have a sweet taste but does amplify the sweetness in other ingredients! Vietnamese Cinnamon Use this decadent and rich cinnamon in baking,...

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CINNAMON FACTS ☺️

vietnamese cinnamon HERE'S THE TEA: The aroma of cinnamon is unmistakable and can make anyone instantly crave hot cinnamon rolls straight from the oven. So what's the difference between Vietnamese cinnamon and regular cinnamon? Vietnamese cinnamon has a higher oil content, giving it a richer and more decadent flavor! Vietnamese Cinnamon Use this rich cinnamon in baking, oatmeal, smoothies and tea (especially in Matcha lattes). 😉 🍵 HEALING PROPERTIES OF CINNAMON Cinnamon contains large amounts of highly potent polyphenol antioxidants. Antioxidants protect your body from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Cinnamon may improve some key risk factors for heart disease, including cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure. Cinnamaldehyde, a compound thought to be responsible for most of cinnamon’s health benefits, has antifungal...

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TRUFFLE POTATO BITES 😍

TRUFFLE POTATO BITES made with your leftover mashed potatoes! Mashed potatoes have been gracing us with their presence and people have fawned over them for generations. Year after year of holiday celebrations, grandmas all over the country still refuse to give anyone their secret mashed potato recipe and maybe there is a good reason for it. WE WOULD EAT THEM EVERY DAY! 😂 If you have some leftover mashed potatoes or plan to have some after the holiday season, keep this recipe in mind so you can have an excuse to keep the potato binge going. These Truffle Potato Bites feature none other than our Black Truffle Sea Salt and are complimented by fried cheesy goodness.  Check out this super easy & cheesy...

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T•R•U•F•F•L•E

t∙r∙u∙f∙f∙l∙e 🌲 the fantastic fungi 🌲 Here's the scoop. Not to be confused with the chocolate truffle, these truffles are a type of fungi that grow underground near the roots of broadleaved trees such as oak or hazelnut. They mostly grow in concentrated areas around the world like France, Italy and New Zealand. Truffles are harvested by truffle hunters who use specially trained dogs or pigs to sniff out the distinct truffle aromas. The flavor is often described as being nutty, earthy, woody, mushroomy and even a little meaty. Fascinating Fungi Truffles are interesting because they want to be eaten! The truffle mushroom emits an aroma that mimics mammalian pheromones, so that mammals (dogs, pigs, humans, etc...) are drawn to the mushroom,...

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A GIFT FOR THE CHEF 😚 🍴

A Gift For The Chef spices to fall in love with & add to your arsenal of secret ingredients 👩🏽‍🍳 ⬇⬇⬇ earthy • funky • savory Enhance savory holiday dishes with truffle! 🤤 The truffle mushroom grows on the roots of trees in various regions across the world and is hunted by wild mushroom hunters and their truffle sniffing companions (dogs or pigs). They are sold for a premium because they are difficult to cultivate outside of their wild habitat. They are simply wild by nature - the aroma of the truffle emulates the pheromones of mammals, thus luring us (and our furry friends) to them with their intoxicating and seductive aroma. Truffles make every savory dish feel more indulgent. Don't know...

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