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Rolls of Cinnamon ~ the Song

John is a movie and music lover. He is especially interested in classic movies, cinema and music and related trivia.

Cinnamon Rolls: Image by ai subarasiki from Pixabay

Cinnamon Rolls: Image by ai subarasiki from Pixabay

A Parody But Also a Tribute

I wrote this parody of Rose of Cimarron as a bit of fun, but it is in no way intended to be disrespectful to the band Poco who I have always loved and respected. I have however always thought the name of the song lent it sell well to a parody, and I finally decided to write one instead of just letting that thought float around in my head any longer.

So, I am actually writing this as a tribute to one of the greatest, but probably least commercially appreciated country-rock bands, Poco.

Rolls of Cinnamon ~ the Song

Rolling pin, roll on

Rolls of cinnamon

Dusty glaze upon

Rolls of cinnamon


Spices touch my hand and

I’m at the table standin’

They’re lookin’ through the window

Watchin’ as I roll the dough

Do not be mistaken

Now it’s time to bake ‘em

In my old wood oven

Waiting for the heat to be just right.


Rolling pin, roll on

Rolls of cinnamon

Dusty glaze upon

Rolls of cinnamon


Smells that brought them home

Scents they’ve always known

For days away are lonely

This house one and only

The place they would return to

The only home they really knew

When they’re done with all their fun

When the rolls are done


Rolling pin. roll along

Rolls of cinnamon

Dusty glaze upon

Rolls of cinnamon


Spices touch my hand

I’m at the table standin’

They’re lookin’ through the window

Watchin’ as I roll the dough


Rolling pin, roll on

Rolls of cinnamon

Dusty glaze upon

Rolls of cinnamon


Rolling pin roll on

Rolls of cinnamon

Dusty glaze upon

Rolls of cinnamon


You fill my senses strong

Aromas linger long

Wrapped up in a song

Rolls of cinnamon

Poco

Along with The Eagles, and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Poco was always one of my personal favourite bands, and were the real pioneers of country rock. Instead of me writing about the group, I encourage you to watch the following interesting video, which is a real testimony to dedication and perseverance.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. Cinnamon is used mainly as an aromatic condiment and flavouring additive in a wide variety of cuisines, sweet and savoury dishes, breakfast cereals, snack foods, tea and traditional foods.

It has been used as an ingredient throughout history, dating back as far as Ancient Egypt. It used to be rare and valuable and was regarded as a gift fit for kings.

These days, cinnamon is cheap, available in every supermarket and found as an ingredient in various foods and recipes.

There are two main types of cinnamon:

  • Ceylon cinnamon: Also known as “true” cinnamon.
  • Cassia cinnamon: The more common variety today and what people generally refer to as “cinnamon.

Here is a great recipe for cinnamon rolls by our own CarbDiva (Lina Lum):

Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay

Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay

Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Apart from its culinary qualities cinnamon is thought to have a number of possible health benefits.

Cinnamon is high in cinnamaldehyde, which is thought to be responsible for most of cinnamon’s purported health benefits.

  • contains large amounts of highly potent polyphenol antioxidants. These antioxidants have anti-inflammatory effects, which may help lower your risk of disease.
  • may improve some key risk factors for heart disease, including cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure.
  • has been shown to significantly increase sensitivity to the hormone insulin
  • has been shown to reduce fasting blood sugar levels, having a potent anti-diabetic effect at 1–6 grams or 0.5–2 teaspoons per day
  • has been shown to lead to improvements for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease in animal studies. However, human research is lacking
  • animal and test-tube studies indicate that cinnamon may have protective effects against cancer
  • cinnamaldehyde has antifungal and antibacterial properties, which may reduce infections and help fight tooth decay and bad breath
  • laboratory studies have shown that cinnamon may help fight HIV-1, the main type of HIV virus in humans

(Sources: Healthline.com, 10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Cinnamon by Joe Leech MS 2018; Medical News Today medicalnewstoday.com: medically reviewed by Katherine Marengo LDN, R.D. — written by Yvette Brazier, 2020)

Cinnamon: Image by Ulrike Leone from Pixabay

Cinnamon: Image by Ulrike Leone from Pixabay

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