With the store now open at Cardamom and Cloves on 440 Preston Street… it’s safe to assume I have the best spice cupboard in the city. So what is a girl to do?? Add spices to everything! The first thing I made was in an attempt to satisfy my sweet tooth when the snack selection in my kitchen was dangerously low. Luckily this, almost caramel like popcorn does the trick. Sweet, salty and yummy – everything a snack craving tummy needs.


Cinnamon Brown Sugar Popcorn

1/2 cup unpopped popcorn
2 TBSP butter
1 TBSP packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp ground Vietnamese cinnamon (or any kind you have – I like the Vietnamese because it is a touch spicier than true cinnamon)

Pop your popcorn how ever you like – in an air popper is great, or you can put it in a paper bag and microwave it. I put mine in a pot on the stove.

Melt butter – add all other ingredients and pour over popcorn. Mix together with large spoons and allow to cool for a minute before eating – the hot sugar will cool on each kernel like caramel popcorn. Enjoy!