(I Wanna Live With A) Cinnamon (Girl) Honey

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

A cinnamon spiced honey that Neil Young probably uses on his morning toast. Makes a great gift. Standing time not included in estimates.


  1. Find a copy of "Cinnamon Girl" by Neil Young and play it in the kitchen while you work.
  2. Don't crank it up, just play it in the background.
  3. It's optional, of course, but I think the finished product seems to come out better.
  4. Wrap the cinnamon stick in a clean dish towel and whack it carefully with your bowling ball.
  5. You could use a rolling pin or heavy skillet, but that's boring.
  6. Add the cinnamon fragments to one cup of honey in a saucepan, and warm over low heat for 10 minutes.
  7. Let stand 3-4 hours, then strain into a sterilized jar.
  8. Store at room temperature.
  9. A nice gift for honey lovers, cinnamon lovers and Neil Young fans.


Most Helpful

I've had this in my cookbook since it was published, and every time I see the title I can't stop singing the song. I mean for days. Even weeks. I'm not sure I'm supposed to be singing Neil Young while living in the South, but as a parent I feel it is my duty to impart the correct lyrics to a variety of classic rock songs to my children. I don't own a bowling ball so had to make do with a cast iron skillet which terrified my dogs. I have to admit, wielding the skillet, I was just a little bit disturbing. This is delicious! Lovely with tea or toast. I was suprised how much cinnamon flavor the stick infused. The only tip I have is to warm again slightly before straining. This would make fabulous gifts in small canning jars. Thanks, ThatBobbieGirl, for a great recipe!

LonghornMama July 09, 2005

Woah.. fun instructions, especially with a 13.5 lb bowling ball! I can envision my coach strangling me if I told him what I did.. so let's just keep it a secret between ourselves ;)

vintagenovelty October 07, 2007

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