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farmer jo, spice girl
cooking with ginger
by Joanna Piatek | 1 2 3 4
continued from page 1

The quickest way to make ginger tea — the world's best cure all— is with candied ginger. Candied (or crystallized) ginger is ginger's dressed up cousin. It's made by soaking slices of ginger in a sugar mixture, then coating them in sugar. The result is delicious on its own as candy, or used in other dishes. I always take candied ginger with me when I travel; I'm horribly prone to motion sickness, and there's something about sucking on the ginger that just makes me feel better. Candied ginger's downside is the price — it can be ridiculously expensive. Whenever possible look for it in bulk at health food stores or specialty stores. Trader Joe's has good deals on it as well.

Cure all Tea
2 large pieces of candied ginger
Hot water

Or 

1 sliced coin of fresh ginger/ or 1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 spoon honey (or to taste) 
Squeeze of lemon
Hot water

If you're using the grated ginger I would put it into a tea infuser, or you will be stuck picking bits off your tongue. Put either your fresh or candied ginger into a mug. Add boiled water. Let it steep for a few minutes, then either drink as is, or add honey and lemon. Unless you hate the taste of ginger, it's guaranteed to make you feel better!

 

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