Use Ginger and/or Turmeric? Grow it?

YourRabbitGirl

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Boy, Rob sure can talk and he is a wealth of information. A very interesting character. I love to grow regular ginger from the grocery store though for using it for cooking I like to buy a large amount on sale and freeze it. I will begin to grow turmeric as well. I already have been growing cardamom forever but have not ever had it bloom. It may be the wrong kind but I love to carry a leaf around in the greenhouse and crunch it. So refreshing....I also, from time to time, like to grow water chestnuts. I don't use them in the kitchen but they are fun to grow.
I made another turmeric tea this morning, they told me that it can help me regulate my blood pressure. I'm planning to continue drinking turmeric tea for at least 3 more continues weeks
 

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... and honey?! We use some ginger in cooking. Although I like some curries, I would not know how to use turmeric by itself. Instead, we use "curry powder."

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Not very impressive ginger, eh?

The darker brown one was from the store. It went in a pot and hung out just inside the greenhouse all summer. There were 2 other roots from that pot. They were even smaller than the 3 new roots in the picture.

There is another pot of ginger in the greenhouse. I don't expect much from that plant either. ... ginger ale recipe ;). Oh, maybe not ;).

Steve
That actually looks amazing... It looks very fresh and juicy... Please take advantage of those amazing roots... good luck... Let's be merry and healthy...
 

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We're trying to incorporate more turmeric into our cooking and we also like the golden turmeric milk. I grew some this year which @hoodat gave me in two 6 gallon pots. It was very easy to grow. I'll be digging it up here soon. It got really tall, so I'm hoping it did well.
There's a lot of recipes online that uses turmeric as the main ingredient, I love chicken curry the most. I really love chicken meat, please check on some other recipes online.
 

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I'm not too fond of Turmeric as a spice ~ mostly mix Olive Oil, Black Pepper and Turmeric ~ like a couple table spoons of Turmeric, tea spoon or two of Sev Bebare (black pepper) and just enough oil ~ when placed in the fridge it can be, for me, easy spooned ,it becomes solidish, and washed down with water of juice without even a taste
 

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I'm not too fond of Turmeric as a spice ~ mostly mix Olive Oil, Black Pepper and Turmeric ~ like a couple table spoons of Turmeric, tea spoon or two of Sev Bebare (black pepper) and just enough oil ~ when placed in the fridge it can be, for me, easy spooned ,it becomes solidish, and washed down with water of juice without even a taste
That's what I do, but I use coconut oil.
 

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