Amazing Benefits of Cinnamon, Banana Candy and Other Things You’ll Love

Isn’t summer great? It gives us all time to slow down and enjoy life. One way I love to enjoy life is to learn new things. I’m an avid reader of novels, articles and blog posts. I love to share what I’ve learned.

In this post, I’m sharing five articles with interesting tidbits. You’ll learn all sorts of ways to use Blackcurrants, some special tomatoes you should grow, how to make dried bananas candy, the benefits of cinnamon, and how to make a tasty, healthier fudge with coconut oil.

Seven Ways to Use Blackcurrants

Kris from Growing Wild Roots shares Seven Ways to Use Blackcurrants. In North America, blackcurrants are not commonly used but are very popular in the UK.

Learn some typical and unexpected ways to use this fruit. The blackcurrant ice cream looks marvelous, but you should really try the Blackcurrant cordial. It is simple to make.

And, the Blackcurrant tea looks like the perfect way to enjoy some quiet time with a good tea. Learn how to make Blackcurrant tea.

How to Make Blackcurrant Tea


Five Tomatoes You Should Grow

Are you a rookie tomato plant grower? You Should Grow has some proven tips to make your tomato growing season even more productive. Tomatoes are easy to grow, but the trick is to pick out the right varieties to grow.

Laura from You Should Grow and her husband should know which varieties are best to grow because they are experienced tomato growers. Every year, they grow more than 100 varieties and raise thousands of tomato plants.

They picked some favorites for the beginner gardener who wants something different but doesn’t have the time or space to try out thousands of varieties.

How to Select Tomato Varieties


How to Make Dried Banana Candy

Have you ever tried making candy out of bananas? This one is so simple and delivers a great tasting snack.

Thanks to Healthy Green Savvy for this recipe. When you take the water out of fruit, something magical happens. These are not banana “chips” that you find in some trail mixes with additives. This recipe for dried bananas candy is chewy and intensely sweet (without sweeteners).

You’ll need a dehydrator or you can try to use your oven on a low setting. Learn how to make bananas candy.

How to Make Bananas Candy


14 Amazing Benefits of Cinnamon

Thyme to Embrace Herbs shares 14 benefits of cinnamon. Did you know that cinnamon may help with easing muscle spasms, treating vomiting, combating colds, and helping with weight loss? Learn all the benefits of cinnamon.

And, as with all good things, you can have too much! Get the facts.

14 Amazing Benefits of Cinnamon


How to Make Coconut Oil Fudge

You’ll want to try this recipe for Coconut Oil Fudge from the Whole Natural Life. If you’re looking for a dairy-free, healthier fudge recipe, this one’s for you especially if you’re a coconut lover too!

Not a fan of coconut but still want the coconut health benefits? Try using refined coconut oil instead of virgin coconut oil. Go ahead and make a double batch of this fudge because it keeps well in the freezer.



How to Make Coconut Oil Fudge


Enjoy your magical summer!

“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.”
—Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty