Amazu-Shouga is a form of Japanese pickled ginger, used as a condiment or garnish with savoury dishes. It consists of shavings or thin slices of fresh ginger pickled in Amazu sauce. Amazu sauce is a simple Japanese sweet and sour sauce made from rice vinegar sweetened with sugar (see separate entry.) The pickled ginger will…
Beni Shouga is a form of Japanese pickled ginger, used as a condiment or garnish with savoury dishes. It is a pronounced red colour. To make Beni Shouga, fresh ginger is peeled, then cut into small pieces. The pieces may be in julienned match-stick form, or thin slices. It is then let stand for around…
Coconut and Ginger Parsnips
The parsnips in this recipe taste rich and sweet enough to convert parsnip haters.
Cumberland Rum Nicky Recipe
This is a sugar and fruit pie recipe from Cumberland County, England, that in the late 1700s reflected the growing variety of food ingredients available owing to trade with the Caribbean.
Gari © Denzil Green Gari is a form of Japanese pickled ginger. To make it, fresh ginger is peeled, then sliced thinly and pickled in white rice vinegar. The ginger slices turns pinkish from interaction with the vinegar, though some commercial brands will add additional food colouring to make it redder. Gari is used as…
Ginger Ale © Denzil Green Ginger Ale is a soft drink version of ginger beer. It is a carbonated beverage, flavoured with ginger extract (artificial or genuine.) Commercial brands are often coloured with caramel. The original style of ginger ale is still being made by Schweppes. Ginger Ale cognoscenti say that they prefer the style…
Ginger and Mint Cordial Recipe
Ginger and Mint Cordial is a great, non-alcoholic refreshing summer drink.
Ginger and Rhubarb Fool Recipe
These fools are very easy to make, with a great refreshing taste. They are also a healthy dessert, with the fruit, the ginger and the yoghurt.
Ginger graters are made from ceramic or porcelain, or less commonly, carved from bamboo. The teeth on them is quite different from that on other graters: it’s because ginger is so fibrous and so hard to grate.
The 5th of June is Gingerbread Day. Gingerbread is perhaps more traditional at Christmas or during the winter, when the warming effects of the spicy ginger might be most appreciated.
Gingerbread House Day
The 12th of December is Gingerbread House Day. It’s okay if you make one from a kit, or even buy an already-finished one from your local bakery to support them!
Golden Jubilee Chicken Recipe
This was served with a pasta salad and lime wedges at the Queen’s Golden Jubilee party in 2002.
Pickled Ginger Recipe
It’s so easy to make your own pickled ginger!
Rhubarb Chutney (Savoury) Recipe
Particularly good with cheese and smoked fish.
Soul Cakes Recipe
Soul Cakes are a traditional English dessert that makes its appearance on All Soul’s Day. Though the English refer to them as (small) cakes, North Americans would likely say cookies.
Spicy Pork Chops
You can also cook these pork chops on your barbeque / grill.