the power of ginger
Every cook – either professional or not – has got his favourite spices. I’m no different. Except for some sophisticated spices as cacao & chili, garam masala, piri piri or ras el hanout there are four traditional ones that rule in my kitchen – turmeric, basil, cinnamon and ginger.
Ginger is mainly used for culinary purposes but it also has medical properties such as blood thinning and cholesterol lowering. It also promotes the production of bile.
Ginger is often associated with various cookies, cakes, syrup and gingerbread but it also has application in teas and other beverages. It doesn’t only flavour them but it also warms you up.
Yesterday I bought a bit of fresh ginger to prepare not so typical hot drinks and bring some variety between all those green teas I usually brew. I served myself a very tasty and easy to make beverage – water with ginger and lemon. All you need to do is grate some ginger, pour boiling water over it and add a slice of lemon and a few drops of lemon juice.
Try it out!
New sensations guaranteed!