Gingerbread is Coming to Town

Ginger ginger ginger. A spice so nice I say it thrice.

scones, cakes, cookies, houses, ice cream lattes, tea

Ginger is a ubiquitous spice during the holiday season. Next to cinnamon and vanilla, it’s got to be one of my favourites. It can add pizzazz to any dish whether sweet or savoury.

powdered, grated, candied, pickled, raw and sliced

Ginger is not just a pretty face either. It has numerous benefits including but not limited to:

  • digestive stimulant
  • helps alleviate motion sickness and morning sickness
  • warming ( a little ginger in your cup will help quell a winter chill)
  • anti-inflammatory
  • aphrodisiac

pickled ginger with sushi, sweet ginger treats, stir-fry seasoning, hot beverage spice, curry mix

Holiday ginger ideas:

  • Roasted sweet potato and carrot salad spiced with lemon, honey and ginger. Add in some garlic and you’ve got an anti-oxidant cold-fighting concoction.
  • Gingerbread sweets! From cookies to cake you can have your ginger and eat it too. Get creative! Make an edible gingerbread Christmas tree made from ginger snaps and held together with ginger royal icing and decorated with candied ginger. A facsimile follows:
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Links for more info:
Medicinal uses
History of Ginger
Ginger-the plant

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