Happy Easter/ Passover: Cinnamon and Cook

This weekend we had the lucky opportunity to harvest cinnamon on another farm, and we got paid to do it!  Cinnamon is the inner bark of a tree which has been grown to around 4 to 6 years of age.  You can eat the bark raw and it is sweet and delicious!  The leaves also can be chewed for a coca-like effect.

Raised beds on the other farm:


Chopping down the cinnamon trees:


Alex processing cinnamon:

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First you scrap off the outer bark:


Then you hammer off the inner bark which is the cinnamon!  You can also cut it off.  Here is our collection of cinnamon ready for grinding:


We spent Easter/Passover at our favorite spot on the island, captain cook.  We got some amazing shots!   These first two are of a nurse shark hiding under the rock on the left:

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