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My house smells wonderful..... (Cinnamon water)

Posted by on Aug. 23, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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  I grew up in Cochabamba,Bolivia. And learned quite a few "strange" things (quoting my step-sis LOL). But,one of my kids favorite things to drink is "cinnamon water". Most people in South America have very little money so they make do with what they do have.

 There is no extra money for soda and/or kool aid. They either drink water (that has to be boiled unless you want to get REALLY sick) or they boil stuff (cinnamon,peach seeds,cloves,anise) and make their own drinks.

 Our two favorites are the cinnamon and the peach seeds( I actually add some fruit to it too). The cinnamon is really easy to do and once it is cool has an amazing flavour.

 Take two cinnamon sticks (this is enough to make over 4 gallons) and add water. Start boiling...the only trick is that once it starts boiling you have to keep it boiling for a while. In other words,it starts to boil wait 7 minutes (until it has boiled some of the water off) and then add some more cold water. Do this about 4 times. The water will start to get a red wine color to it..it is ready. Wait until it cools down some;add sugar until it is sweet enough for you. Place in refrigerator,wait until cold. I guarantee it will be all gone in a couple of hours.

 It also has the bonus of making the house smell REALLY good.

by on Aug. 23, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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JustCJ
by Charlotte on Aug. 23, 2013 at 9:06 PM
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Cool!

Holly-Kathleen
by on Aug. 23, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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Cool :) I may have to try that!
brandyblx
by Platinum Member on Aug. 23, 2013 at 9:09 PM
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 It is really good and very refreshing.

Quoting JustCJ:

Cool!


Mamaof3and1tobe
by Silver Member on Aug. 23, 2013 at 9:09 PM
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Neat :)
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alexis_06
by AnnaLisa :) on Aug. 24, 2013 at 4:02 AM
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 cool :)

brandyblx
by Platinum Member on Aug. 24, 2013 at 12:33 PM

 One of the best things about it is that it tastes like a red hot...it's just not as spicy. Sort of like hot tea with mint in it.

Quoting JustCJ:

Cool!


jlmc
by on Aug. 24, 2013 at 12:37 PM
My mil boils cinnamon and water with an Apple core just to make the house smell nice, she dumps it after a few uses. Cinnamon water sounds good though , perfect for the fall season.
his88angel
by Member on Aug. 24, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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Omg i am going to try that. Do you add fruit when its boiling?
Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Aug. 24, 2013 at 12:42 PM
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That's healthy too!  I think I'll use honey to sweeten.  Thanks and cheers!

brandyblx
by Platinum Member on Aug. 24, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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 You can,but for the most part I don't.Just the flavor of the cinnamon is enough...if it is done right it will be a red wine color;strong enough that it doesn't need anything else.

Quoting his88angel:

Omg i am going to try that. Do you add fruit when its boiling?


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