Tag: #ginger


Ginger Shots

A few times a week I replace my first early morning coffee with a ginger shot.  It is the only alternative to coffee that works for me first thing in the morning. This recipes makes 6 shots.  Like everything else in moderation, not too much, but enough to give that boost of energy.  Its anti-inflamatory and I like the thought that it helps metabolism.  … Read More Ginger Shots


Preserving Summer Fruits: Melon Ginger Chutney

Local melons are cheap  and abundant right now and paired with apples and ginger they make a great chutney.  I like the idea of capturing them in their freshness and keeping them for the winter months. It  is important to use fresh melons for this recipe not over-ripe ones or those that have been in the fridge for a while. You can use any … Read More Preserving Summer Fruits: Melon Ginger Chutney


Quick weekend baking: Orange Ginger Muffins

‘the idea of using the oranges that are still abundant and ginger makes these muffins sound so healthy with all that Vitamin C and healing properties of ginger.

A very quick, all-in-one method, these muffins can be prepared and baked in 20 minutes from start to finish. I used a mix of grated fresh ginger, ginger powder and crystallized ginger which resulted in the most rounded ginger flavor laced with orange and drizzled with melted dark sugar-free chocolate and more crystallized ginger pieces. These are the best muffins for a cold January, the ginger will give you instant warmth’.


Another 6 ingredient Soup of Zucchini, ginger and coconut [gluten free, diabetic friendly, vegan]

Things start getting back to normal after the celebrations and I like the routine of normality. The weather forecast is very cold for this weekend and this is another quick soup made with fresh and ordinary ingredients found in the kitchen cupboard and making a great big pot provides a healthy snack any time of the day for a cosy weekend indoors.

The flavour of ginger with the zucchini is just wow, and the addition of that bit of coconut milk. Key is to use fresh vegetables – it makes a difference.

Fortifying food with fresh ginger

Fresh ginger is one of the most widely used spices in both eastern and western cuisines and is known for its medicinal properties. I like its versatility as it blends well with breakfast cereals and savory or sweet dishes. It can be pickled, made into tea, gingerbread, cakes, sweets and beer. If… Source Sunday Times: Fortifying food with fresh ginger

Vegan Gingerbread

‘I replace eggs with a mix of aquafaba and sparkling all natural organic drink by Whole Earth.   I usually use agave for this recipe but on tv I used golden syrup to give the audience a cheaper option.  This gingerbread is delicious with a combination of ginger powder, chopped crystalized ginger and grated fresh ginger and of course the fizzy ginger drink ‘ You … Read More Vegan Gingerbread


Ginger Crescent Cookies for Christmas

Light textured ginger crescents , another straightforward easy recipe that I baked today … You will need: 2 cups butter 1 1/2 cups icing sugar 3 teaspoons ginger powder A few drops vanilla 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon mixed spice 2 eggs 4 1/2 cups flour For coating: 2 cups Icing sugar 2 teaspoons ginger If you wish to decorate: 100g white chocolate buttons … Read More Ginger Crescent Cookies for Christmas

A mildly hot chutney …

A long weekend is with us as the island prepares for the feast of St Paul’s Shipwreck on Monday. You may think I exaggerate when i say that we have glorious weather at the beginning of February but it is true that today we have another marvelous day, clear cloudless skies and we are already starting to enjoy longer days, glorious bright days in … Read More A mildly hot chutney …

A glorious preserve using local fruits … Greengage Ginger Jam

Bright yellow and beautiful laced with tiny spears of fresh rosemary and it has retained its color, quite hard to achieve but finally achievable! A perfect end result. I cut greengage yesterday from a friend’s garden and I am using half to make a chutney with ginger and rosemary fresh from my mother this afternoon and with the other half I am processing whole … Read More A glorious preserve using local fruits … Greengage Ginger Jam

Jam Making Day ! Fig Jam and Zucchini Ginger Jam …

What would you expect Paradise to be like ? I ask myself this question from time to time and wonder if it is similar to the tiny island in the Mediterranean where I now live. A heaven on earth, blissful, serene, surrounded by natural beauty… The sun shines nearly everyday and it is hot, very hot at times, but I love the heat. We … Read More Jam Making Day ! Fig Jam and Zucchini Ginger Jam …