Do you like using fresh herbs in your cooking, but never use a whole pack? Waste money on those jars of ready chopped seasoning?
I peel the fresh ginger, wrap it up in cellophane in big pieces, and then when I need it, I just GRATE some of the fresh stalk into the pan. This works very well. I always used to let the fresh ginger ROT by mistake. I heard this from Doctor Zorba Pastor on Your Health (Radio Show)
I add chopped mint leaves (fresh, not dried!), slices of fresh ginger and slices of fresh lemon to my water. I make up a bunch of bottles and have them in the fridge ready to go. The mix makes my water taste lovely without adding sugar, articicial sweeteners or acids that would upset my stomach.