Friday, March 30, 2012

Pungent and Pure...

How would you describe the fragrance of ginger?

I think of it with the same description for the word of God...


pungent...pure...clean

this bowl of ginger is our first harvest here on the farm


I love the fragrance of ginger...
and it's especially nice when combined with lime and honey

to make this gingerade...

grate a root of ginger (you don't need to peel it, just lightly scrub clean)
steep in 4 cups hot water until the water cools
strain the ginger juice and discard root
stir in the juice of 1 lime
sprinkle in a little lime zest (or you can steep it with the ginger)
stir in enough raw honey to taste


a healthy drink that's good...
and good for colds and coughs

drink it heated up for cool weather
drink as an iced cool "ade" for warmer weather


when the ginger was cut open...
the fragrance brought to mind Psalm 19:7-10

The law of the Lord is perfect,
converting the soul:
the testimony of the Lord is sure,
making wise the simple.
The statutes of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart:
the commandment of the Lord is pure,
enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is clean,
enduring for ever:
the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
More to be desired than gold, yea,
than much fine gold:
sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

May the grace of God go with you this day, or night.

22 comments :

  1. Yes! Sweeter than honey and the honeycomb!

    Your gingerade sounds very refreshing! Would love to try this!

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  2. Hi,
    Your photos are wonderful.What beautiful ginger! I love ginger tea in winter. God bless you and husband plus all your creatures great and small.
    Islandgirl, USA

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  3. I've never tried this.Thanks for the recipe! It gives me something to do on a rainy day! :-}

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  4. Sounds like a very cool and refreshing drink. Great photos and scripture as well. :)

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  5. We have actually made something similar, but hadn't added the lime, I will have to try that. You have a way of posting so many things I delight in. I would love to be your neighbor. How wonderful to grow so many wonderful things. We have talked about growing ginger, but haven't attempted it. Of course in Colorado we would have to plant it inside because the temperatures aren't as "ginger friendly" here; I haven't quite gotten that worked out yet. Love the post.... thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Pam

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  6. I've never heard of this. Sounds like something I would love.

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  7. Thanks for the tips on the ginger, I am going to give it a try.
    Blessings, Pam

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  8. That ginger looks fantastic. Thanks so much for the tips as well. I love ginger.

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  9. Thank you for sharing the recipe for Gingerade! I am looking forward to trying some! Blessings for you on the beautiful SONday! Gail

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  10. Your pictures are so beautiful! You have been given a gift! I think your little honey jar, is the cutest and the gingerade sounds wonderful.

    Blessings Jean,
    Linda

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  11. I understand ginger is great for nausea of morning sickness, motion sickness, and seasickness. I used to grate ginger and dip apple slices in that when I dealt with morning sickness. This sounds pretty good. It would be nice if you could do more with the leftover root. Does it seep all the flavor out of it? Couldn't I mash or shred it into something else?

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    1. Frootbat Bat, I have not tried using ginger that's been steeped. Because I steep my ginger at least 12 hours, it doesn't have much flavor to it anymore. Maybe the leftover could be juiced (if you do juice) in a machine along with the fruits or veggies. The juicer would be able to extract anything left in the ginger. Otherwise, the ginger stringy fiber is pretty hard to swallow. Thanks for your comment and question!

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  12. Did you can this after you made it? Or do you keep it in the fridge?

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    1. Nessers notions, I put it in the fridge. We drink it up too quickly for canning. And to be honest, I've never tried canning drinks. Thanks for the question and your visit!

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  13. Would this work with lemon? My mother use to fix ginger tea when we were little and sick. Hot water/ginger/lemon. I am so glad I ran across you on pinterest. Will be trying this today to help get rid of a little conjestion that seems to be starting. Raining and cold here in Greenville, South Carolina.

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    1. Lemon would work just as well as lime. Your mother was smart : ) Thanks for dropping by and commenting!

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  14. Love your recipe for home gingerale. Want a wonderful way to make a tasty drink as alternative or soda. I love your pictures too.

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    1. Hi Marla! You're right, it's better tasting than soda. Thanks for coming by!

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    1. Hi Josie! The ginger was about 6 inches long and maybe about 1 and 1/2 inches wide at the thick part. Ginger grows well here.

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  16. This sounds great! What would a serving be? And how often do you give it? My little one (3yr) has got some congestion in her lungs from her allergies but I'm worried it may turn into more if I doesnt clear up soon. Thank you for the recipe!

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    1. Hi Dana! It's a drink that is safe to use just as you would fruit juice. You can use it as many times as you want within reason. If giving the drink to my child, I would give about 4 to 6 ounces 4 times a day. I hope your daughter feels better soon!

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