Telling cinnamon and cassia apart is actually not difficult. Cinnamon’s fragrance is sweet, warm and woodsy. It is not as pungent as that of cassia, which has a slightly bittersweet flavor. Cinnamon is light brown or tan (see Image Gallery), while cassia is darker reddish-brown.
When to Plant App
Knowing the best times to start seeds, direct sow and transplant garden crops is key to growing a successful garden. Our When to Plant app — recommended in Wired magazine's App Guide as a Top Pick for gardening apps — gives you the best planting times for vegetables, herbs, fruit, cover crops and common companion planting flowers.
Blazing Trail Mix: 3 Top-Notch Recipes to Fuel Your Moves
Spent your fair share of time perusing the crowded nut aisle at Trader Joe’s, but find yourself just a little uninspired? Trail mix is simply a combo of fruit and nuts (and sometimes, maybe sweets) — a combination pretty much begging for a little hands-on action.
Supereasy Homemade Cream Cheese and Sour Cream
Two items that we seem to buy every week from the grocery store are cream cheese and sour cream. considering the amount of plastic packaging involved with both items, making them at home will also limit the amount of waste involved (although we do recycle both kinds of containers). These recipes are so easy, you'll wonder why you never tried them before.