Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Ginger Recipes

Merry Christmas to all,
So many people call me looking for pain relief and I aways tell them about Ginger. It is used for head aches and stomach problems in the orient. It really should be on your weekly grocery list. Once you try some of the homemade recipes we know that you will be reaching for the ginger ale instead of the aspirin! Visit our website @ www.greenbotanicals.com for more natural living ideas.
So many of you said that you lost these recipes, so here they are again,
My favorite Ginger recipes,to buy fresh root - check for the freshest looking - it should have a soft skin like a new potato,be sure to peel it before using.

Ginger Ale
8 ounces fresh ginger root
peel and finely chop
add to 1 gallon fresh water
Bring to a full boil, then simmer for 3 to 4 hours (the water should reduce by 1/2)
Strain out the ginger and save for tea or cooking.
Add 6 cups or natural sugar or honey.
Bring to boil again and then simmer for another hour. Cool, and store in the refrigerator. Use 2 tablespoons per 8 ounces of seltzer.
This is great to take when fighting a cold, ginger is known for it's anti viral properties, it is also great for upset stomach!

Molasses & Ginger Cookies "Ice box cookie"
Bake @ 375
3 cups flour
1/3 cup bran (wheat or oat)
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ginger powder
or 2 tbl or fresh grated ginger
3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks) softened
2/3 cup molasses. Sift all dry ingredients
Cut in butter with pastry blender,add molasses
Mix together,knead well, divide into to rolls, wrap in wax paper and chill for 3 hours or more.
Slice 1/4 inch thick, place on un greased cookie sheet, garnish with raisins or nuts,or make a thumb print and add jam. Bake @ 375 for 10 minutes. Can also be rolled out for gingerbread men.
Tomorrow's post ...SAD - seasonal affective disorder - our herbal remedies

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Than you Cynthia! I can't wait to make this! ...gl.