Posts Tagged ginger

How to peel ginger root

How to peel ginger root

If you ever cook with ginger, you know how much of a difference it can make to use fresh ginger root instead of that dried powder stuff. The tricky part about using fresh ginger, though, is peeling it. It’s so bumpy and irregular that if you try to use a knife to cut away the skin and knobs, you’ll end up left with a small rectangle of gingery goodness and a lot of waste on the cutting board. That is, of c…

Ancho Swordfish with Ginger-Sweet Potato Mash

Ancho Swordfish with Ginger-Sweet Potato Mash

Check out this gorgeous dinner from the lovely Janelle at Talk of Tomatoes!  This truly looks like something you’d pay a fortune for at the fancy foodie restaurant of your choice.  So how about treating yourself and making it at home?  A romantic dinner, perhaps? Janelle writes… “I started thumbing through some of those cookbooks and was circling curries (from India? from Thailand?…

Review: Ginger Spice Cookies

Review: Ginger Spice Cookies

I much prefer to bake cookies from scratch, but sometimes it’s nice to just pull out a package of cookie dough and have cookies in 15 minutes!  And the other day I decided to let The Boy bake cookies ‘all by himself’ as a present for Daddy’s birthday.  But storebought cookie dough doesn’t usually impress me–and many contain all kinds of weird stuff.  So I tried these G…

Ginger & White Chocolate Granola Bars

Ginger & White Chocolate Granola Bars

My husband and son eat a granola bar for breakfast almost daily, and while I’m always stocked on the store bought ones, sometimes I like to make them from scratch. It’s an easy process — very kid-helping-friendly, too. And it takes an hour at most from start to finish (including 25 minutes bake time) The variations on these are endless. I actually made 3 different flavors in this batch, 1…

 

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