I love the taste of fresh ginger, but I always found I was throwing alot away. I would buy a good size piece, & then store it in my fridge. Eventually it would dry up & not be as flavourful, so into the garbage it would go. My mom told me to keep the root in a freezer baggie & store it in the freezer. Whenever I needed some, just use a cheese grater & grate as much as I needed (no need to peel either). Worked like a charm! Easy to grate, & I have a piece that I bought 2 months ago!
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I prefer Ginger root for stir fries. I store my ginger root in a zipper bag in my freezer. When I want the ginger I just remove the end skin and grate the frozen root over the pot. It goes through the fine grater and sprinkles over the surface. No clumping. I return ginger in bag to the freezer.
This keeps well. I use it in Ginger tea and ginger cookies. I use it often and there is much less waste. I like big round roots . Easier to handle.
I broke this habit months ago and only have a soda once or twice a week now. Strated by only drinking diet sodas, then organic sodas, and now an occasional.
Today I made gingerale myself. 1st sliced ginger root, boiled covered in water, let cool, poured into glass pitcher, refrigerated. Then half ginger, half sparkling water in my pretty glass. Added ice. Giner is naturally sweet so donīt need anything else! Careful though- experiment with mt of ginger.
Replanted the rooted ends of the scallions....they grew again!
I bought a nice banded bunch of scallions ( green onions ) at the grocery store this past spring. Instead of tossing the rooted ends that I cut off into the compostor I replanted them in a planter outside of my kitchen door to see if they would actually regrow again. I waited to see if this would actually work and it did. LOL I have another entire bunch of scallions for FREE! Last year I planted the 'eyes' from a sweet potato and from a Yukon Gold potato and ended up with a nice little crop.
I saved the seeds, in the envelopes that come with the bills, from many of the fruits and veggies I bought at the grocery store and from our local veggie stands. I have also planted a Horseradish root ( from the gorcery store ). The planter is full! A piece of ginger root will grow, too.104
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