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How to store your ginger and other tips:

July 16, 2014
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Ginger root

Ginger is the underground rhizome of the ginger plant with a firm texture. The flesh of the ginger rhizome can be yellow, white and rarely I may find a root red in color. This delightful root is covered with a brownish skin that either thick or thin, depending on the age of the plant at time of harvest. And most time after washing the root I do not remove the skin.

 

Used as delicacy, medicine, or spice, the ginger root is also a member of the turmeric, cardamom, and galangal family . This aromatic, pungent and spicy, root adds flavor and zest to most meats, stir fries, fruits and vegetable dishes. I also use it when making smoothies with my NutriBullet. And you can find ginger roots year round in the produce section of your local market.

 

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When I purchase the root I normally pick the largest root and then I store it in the freezer. Here is how it is done:
• I wash the root with a soft brush using cool to lukewarm running water
• Slice the root into thin slices and store in snack size zip lock bags
• Date the bags before placing in the freezer. This way I know how long it has take up resident in my freezer. The way I use it, it will not good bad on me.

 

Now you have ginger ready at any time when needed and here is a recipe for ginger detox tea.
Ingredients
• 2 teaspoons really good turmeric
• 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated or chopped
• ½ – ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
• pinch cayenne pepper
• 1 teaspoon honey
• boiling water

 

Instructions
1. Bring 2 cups of water to a brisk boil.
2. Add in turmeric and ginger.
3. Let steep for 10-15 minutes.
4. Stir in cinnamon, pepper and honey.
5. Sit back and enjoy the wonderful treat.

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Ginger Detox Tea. Good for the body and spirit

 

 

Sometimes I boil the water with the ginger and turmeric in it and the cinnamon, pepper and honey is added after the full boil. Because we are using so few ingredients, use the best you can find. This is a tea that helps the liver as well as adding a boost to your system and it reminds me of Chai tea. It is a good morning eye opener. It can also be used for upset tummies and it is good for ridding the body of inflammation. Just a note to remember the next time you look at that ugly root in the market.

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  1. July 16, 2014 07:54

    Reblogged this on Kitchen Crazy and Lots of Fun and commented:

    Corrections were done so I am reposting this one. Excuse the mix up.

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