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Cassia Bark

By chase
Otherwise known as Cinnamon.
I can smell it each time I open the cupboard.

Cinnamon was one of the first spices slight in the explorations of the 15th and 16th centuries.The agreeably sweet, woody aroma is quite delicate yet intense.
The taste is well defined, fragrant and warm, suited to both sweet and savoury dishes. Particularly good with Lamb and various rice dishes.
Today, Cinnamon forms an essential part of most Indian cuisine, it is also widely used in chocolates, chocolate desserts, cakes and drinks. Other uses include making pomanders and pot pourris.

An HDR image taken in daylight camera left, combined in Lightroom, finished with a little faffing in Photoshop.
The olive green tin is an old tea caddy.

Thanks for dropping by.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Still life Hdr Tin Daylight Garlic Spice Cinnamon Cookery Textures and layers star anise

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes



Saastad 4 16 17 Norway
24 Sep 2020 2:01PM
Lovely work Janet!

Arne Smile
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
24 Sep 2020 2:23PM
very well arranged & capturedWink
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
24 Sep 2020 2:37PM
I go for the garlic - love it! 🧄 Love this still-life too, Janet, lovely quality image 😃👍
Trev 😀
dark_lord Plus
19 3.0k 836 England
24 Sep 2020 2:43PM
Garlic for me too Smile
Cinnamon always reminds me of Christmas and autumn and winter in general.
James124 Plus
8 73 57 Portugal
24 Sep 2020 3:06PM
Some of our favourite spices here Janet, beautifully presented as always.
adagio 4 4 2 England
24 Sep 2020 4:19PM
You have definitely spiced this one up Janet, 😆😆😆!!! Great composition and great photography as always.

saltireblue Plus
13 14.0k 86 Norway
24 Sep 2020 4:52PM
Garlic...I'd panic if i walked into my kitchen and there was no garlic there!
My eyes saw a slightly leaning can - see mod.Smile
24 Sep 2020 5:33PM
I used some this very day making a load of chicken mole (pronounced molay....a delicious Mexican dish involving ancho and chipotle chillies, cumin, cinnamon, raisins and peanut butter). I made it to freeze to take to Skye next weekend then a couple of hours later it was confirmed that we can't go as we are 2 households. I am devastated and drowning my sorrows in gin as I type SadSadSad
chase Plus
17 2.5k 676 England
24 Sep 2020 5:40PM
Thanks everyone.

Fiona, that's really bad news but you have the Chicken dish to help you with the Gin Wink

Thanks for the mod Malc, I took my level from the 'horizon'.. that tin doesn't sit straight even on my shelf but, I should have checked and then blurred out the horizon line further Sad
Nowt wrong with your eyesight Wink

Janet xx
bricurtis Plus
17 2.8k 53 England
24 Sep 2020 8:39PM
A tasty offering Janet - I love the taste of Cinnamon. I think that tea caddy is attractive - might we see it again !
sparrowhawk Plus
14 282 3 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2020 9:39PM
great shot!!
Daisymaye Plus
14 26 24 Canada
24 Sep 2020 11:51PM
Such wonderful old tins for your garlic and cinnamon bark. A lovely image.
25 Sep 2020 12:24AM
Great image, nicely composed. Love those old tin containers.
Irishkate Plus
12 45 122 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2020 10:15AM
M-m-m-m- I can smell it here too - comforting spices - winter is coming.
Love this Janet, it gets my award.
chase Plus
17 2.5k 676 England
26 Sep 2020 12:33PM
Thanks everyone.
Great compliment to have your UA Carol, thank you.
Janet xx

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