Cooler Days and Ginger

We live in a very old house. It is not as energy efficient as we would like it to be. When the temperature falls the house is often colder inside than the actual temperature on the outside.

One of my faithful remedies is fresh ginger. It is great for circulation and warms the hands and feet! Simply grate about a tablespoon of ginger and place it into your favorite mug. Fill it with boiling water (3/4 full). Let it steep for 2 to 3 minutes. Add your favorite sweetener or lemon and enjoy ….. You can spoon the ginger out however, it normally settles at the bottom of the cup.

Now for some other uses of ginger:

Adds a heartier flavor – many of us use a combination of fresh garlic, green (or red) bell pepper and onions. Add fresh ginger and presto! It provides a meatier taste to your dishes.

Good for Digestion – most of the commercial “ginger ales” contain little to no ginger. It is the carbonated water that provides some temporary relief to an upset stomach. Make your own brew for a real digestive aid. Recipe (vegan)

Cookies – there is no comfort food better than a cookie made with fresh ginger, molasses, and other natural ingredients. Recipe (vegan)

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Cooler Days and Ginger

Organic Fruit More Flavorful

This morning, I had an appointment in Delaware. While driving North on I-95, I reached for the beautiful pear that I had rinsed and wrapped in a towel on the way out of the door. I took a bite. The flavor was so intensely wonderful! It was my first of the season. For a few seconds, I forgot that I was driving! It was organic and as pure as a piece of fruit can get these days. It was so flavorful and energizing. The energy I felt was the equivalent of a cup of coffee without the let down.

Two things (I feel) made it so tasteful: 1) It was organic (grown and harvested without chemicals) and 2) It was fresh, ripened to perfection and in season.

Bottomline: Organic produce is going to be more flavorful (and contain more nutrients). Has that been your experience?

Organic Fruit More Flavorful