I Love Ginger! Written by Mary F. Pisarkiewicz I love ginger!! I never knew it very well until we had the luck of having our Jamaican nanny work for us. Jennifer was the best and stayed with us the longest. We still see her. She has dinner with my boys and I don’t even know it. The older one has her over to his apartment in Brooklyn for dinner. Jen is truly special and really helped raise both of them, AND take care of me. If I ever stayed home sick, she made me chicken soup and ginger and garlic tea to get that sickness right out of me. Hot baths were another requirement. She IS the best!!! But I digress. Ginger can be flavorful or spicy and hot when used in quantity. Pick shiny skinned rhizomes – that is what they are – a root. When you break a piece off, you want it to be as white as possible throughout, no brown or green matter. Ginger works with vegetables, meats, poultry or fish. It is so versatile and if you can’t use garlic, ginger packs a wallop. It also makes a lovely tea by itself with honey. When you want to use it with vegetables, try sautéing it very slowly at a low heat at first, to make it creamy and sweet, like sweating onions. Check out my turkey burger recipe with ginger on lovethesecretingreient.net Enjoy! See more of Mary Pisarkiewicz, check out her message to South Africa for International Women’s Day 2012, click here. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.