Today’s Surprising Find

September 26, 2013

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The last thing I expected to find in a Columbia County market was fresh local ginger. But there it was, sitting in the produce section, demanding that I take it home.
What will I do with it?  
Everybody around me seems to be getting colds, so I'll make a tisane by chopping the ginger, and steeping it in boiling water for twenty minutes. Strained and sweetened with a bit of brown sugar, it is said to make an extremely potent cure for the common cold.  It's also soothing to sore stomachs, warming when you're feeling chilly – and extrmely delicious. 

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  • Elle says:

    My favorite version of this is a square inch of ginger, grated; 1 clove garlic, grated; 1/2 a lemon, juiced; a fat pinch of fresh black pepper, all placed in a large mug. Top with boiling water and stir in way more honey than you think is wise – it should be a sweet, savory tea/broth. Let it sit 5 mins or so to steep and cool a bit then drink it hot and eat everything at the bottom of the mug. Repeat and have a nap or go to bed for the night. You wake up feeling Much Better!