My First Reader Request!

February8

A reader emailed me to see if I had a good Ginger Snap recipe.  So here is my favourite:  Cream together 3/4 c margarine with 1 c sugar.  Add 1/4 c molasses and one beaten egg and then beat together.  Combine 2 c flour, 1/4 t salt, 2 t baking soda and 1 t each cinnamon, cloves and ginger.  Add to creamed mixture,  Mix well.  Roll into balls, then sugar.  Press with a fork.  Now the flatter you press the more snap the cookie will have, I slightly press because we like our chewy.  Garnish with a piece of candied ginger.  Bake at 375 for 15 minutes (check after 10 minutes because of variable thickness).  1592874621_b594bb30d5

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Ginger Beef:  This is my quick recipe.  There is a longer version that is likely used by restaurants that includes the step of marinating the beef in a number of ingredients including ginger juice. Cut 1 lb of flank steak (or better but more expensive-sirloin steak).  Place 3/4 c cornstarch in a large bowl.  Add 1/2 c water gradually while whisking and then whisk in 2 eggs.  Toss in beef and stir to coat.  Pour 1 inch of oil into wok, heat until boiling hot, but not smoking. Add a quarter of the beef to the oil.  Separate with a fork and cook, stirring frequently, until crispy. Remove, drain on paper towel and set aside. Repeat until all the beef is cooked.  Drain off all oil except for about 1 tablespoons and add 1 large chopped carrot, 3 chopped green onion, 1/4 c minced fresh ginger and 5 cloves of minced garlic.  Stir fry briefly over high heat.   Combine last 3 T soy sauce, 4 T rice vinegar, 1 T sesame oil, 1/2 c sugar and 3 t crushed red pepper flakes (start with 1 and increase to taste)  and add to vegetable mixture.  Bring to a boil and then add beef.  Heat thorough and serve immediately.
ginger2There are many health benefits linked to ginger.  I am not going to endorse anything that I have not personally tried, but I do know that ginger tea is lovely when you have a cold or the flu.  The recipe is simple.   Ginger Tea: grate  2 T  of ginger root into 2 c of boiling water.  Drink straight or add lemon and/or honey.

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