Food For Thought !!

26 Apr

Hey Ho People (here I go, Im a little to high or a little to low) I have decided to do a food for thought on GINGEEERRRRRRRR !! I have wrote 10 facts on GINGER  and A Lovely fiery low calorie drink!! Keep Reading……………

Facts:

1. Ginger used in cooking is the underground stem of the ginger plant (Zingiber)

2. Ginger originated in Asia and is now also grown in India, Southeast Asia, West Africa and the Caribbean.

3. Ginger can be used fresh, either grated or thinly sliced, or the root powdered and dried to make ginger powder.

4. Substitute 6 parts fresh for 1 part ground if needed, although the tastes are not exactly the same.

5. Fresh ginger is often used in pickles and chutneys, and can be pickled itself to make the Japanese delicacy gari.

6. Fresh ginger can also be preserved by crystallising, then used in baking or jam making.

7. When buying ginger make sure the skin is smooth, if it’s wrinkled or cracked it means the ginger is old. It should also be very firm to the touch.

8. Ginger has been found effective for treating nausea caused by seasickness, morning sickness and chemotherapy.

9. Fresh ginger can be kept for about three weeks in the fridge, wrapped in a towel in a plastic bag.

10. It can be frozen for up to three months, either whole or grated.

And to finish it all off a great Ginger Tea recipe that will get you back on track 🙂

Ingredients:

4 oz ginger root, sliced
4 tablespoons honey
5 pods cardamom
1 star anise
10 whole cloves
juice of 1 lemon

Method:

  1.  Add sliced ginger, star anise and cardamom to 1 liter of boiling water.
  2. Simmer for 20 minutes
  3. Add in cloves and simmer for additional 5 minutes
  4. Cut the heat. Add juice of one lemon.
  5. Sweeten with honey and filter, serve in mugs.
  6. Optional: use more ginger for increased spice level. Or you can substitute an orange for the lemon, and throw some of the orange zest along with cloves.

Hope You enjoyed that!! 

Love BubbleChef:)

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