Whole cinnamon sticks are from the bark of evergreen trees. They are harvested by peeling off the tree bark, and allowing it to curl up in quills as it dries.
• Use 1 stick as a stirrer for each cup of hot chocolate, coffee or tea beverage.
• Use in preparing fruit compote, applesauce, stewed dried fruits, peach preserves and pickled beets.
• Break into pieces and use in marinades for beef, pork and chicken.
Serves: Makes 4 servings.
Prep time: 25 mins