Sunday, February 20, 2011

More on Fresh Ginger

This is fresh ginger root.  It is not a local food, but together with a little garlic and soy, along with maybe lime, white wine, maybe brown sugar, other fairly ordinary ingredients, it can provide really huge and modern flavors. 

This piece of ginger was purchased by me at my local grocery story for $.39 today.  My next use of it, coming soon, will use about one-quarter of it.  I'll put the rest in a ziplock baggie in the freezer.  I'll use it again, 2, 3, 4 times, until either it is used up or it gets a little soft and squishy and I stop enjoying using it - for $.39.  And I'll buy another.  I love this stuff; it costs penny's, it provides that whole terriaki Asian flavor thing that is popular and that people pay money to buy in little bowls for lunch, chopsticks and all.  I'm told by wise people that Ginger provides health benefits.  I've currently got garlic growing in my back yard. 

Remember to experiment and expand your horizons.     

1 comment:

  1. Enjoy ginger more and more here. I even made some candied ginger that I used at holiday time in cookies, so good. Will wait patiently for the next ginger installment!