Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Next Month's Sugar High Friday - Ginger it Up!


One of my favorite recurring events is Sugar High Friday, created by Jennifer, the Domestic Goddess.

April's Sugar High Friday hosted by Chandra at Lick Your Spoon had everybody drunk before they were even halfway through the list of awesome, boozy delectables.

Next month is my turn to host and I'm really excited. The focus is on ginger,

It's hard to believe that such a quirky, bland looking root could pack such a punch and be so versatile. I love it! It's one of my all time favorite ingredients. I use it in marinades, soups, salads, desserts and everywhere else. So I thought I'd use this opportunity to get some fresh ideas from all of you. Don't panic you have a month to decide on what you plan to make.

And in case you need some inspiration -

Laura Secord sells my favorite chocolate candy - candied ginger coated in dark chocolate.

I've shared some of my personal favorites here before, but in case you haven't seen some of the desserts with ginger....


The Ginger Apple crisp is a special treat in the Fall when the apples are particularly crisp and tart.

This cassata cheesecake is even South Beach Diet friendly.


The date: Email the link to your entries no later than noon on Sunday, May 28th and I'll have them posted within a day. If you don't have a blog of your own but would like to share your recipes, I'll post them here for you. Just click on the contact me link on the side bar or leave me a detailed comment.

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20 comments:

Nerissa said...

Ooooh ginger is the theme next month?? Ooooooh that sounds wonderfulishous! I adore ginger in every way shape and form. I see you do too. :D

barbie2be said...

oh, i HATE ginger but i am going to try this...

Anonymous said...

Ruth, Have you tried ginger tea. Its delicious hot tea. Here's how I make it. My friend swears the 1 cup she drinks daily keeps her away from colds

Crush 1" ginger piece & boil in 1 cup of water.

Add tea bag, boil again

Add 1/3 cup milk, boil again.

Add sugar & serve with cookies (the Marie type, thin wheat biscuits)

All the boiling makes sure the ginger gets completely abosorbed in the tea you finally drink.

Cheers
Charu

Ruth said...

Charu, I do drink ginger tea, but without the milk. I love it with some lemon juice and when I'm suffering from a cold - a little honey.

Nerissa, ginger is the best so I look forward to your entry.

Barbie - maybe this event will convert you.

Thanks all for dropping by

cath said...

Yay Ruth! I love ginger! Can't wait to join.

Danielle said...

Mmm, I love ginger! Thinking of wonderful ginger desserts is the easy part. Thinking of an exciting ginger dessert I've never made before, though, that's the challenge!

Gabriella True said...

Ooh I cook with ginger ALL the time. what to share? thanks for hosting.

Ruth said...

Cath, glad you're excited - me too!

Danielle, I know what you mean. I use ginger in many things - biscotti, apple crisps, cookies,...the challenge will be to do something completely different. Good thing we have some time.

Gabriella, I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Georgia said...

Perfect - it's just starting to get cold here in Australia. A warming spicy dessert is just the ticket! Great choice!

Louise said...

To all you ginger lovers out there you MUST try some White Stilton with Mango and Candied Ginger. It's sooooooo good. Here's my blog entry on the subject.

http://kitchentales.blogspot.com/2006/04/spring-for-picnic.html

Elizabeth said...

wow...what a unique ingredient on which to focus...so many possiblities! I hope I can come up with something in time!

Gabriella True said...

ooh I think I have decided which of my desserts I want to make. but you will just have to wait...I will have to do it early bc my twin club's newsletter is due next week and I can't play during tht time.

Ruth said...

I am definitely excited to see what you all come up with. Don't forget to email me the links once they're ready.

And thanks for playing with me.

Gabriella True said...

Okay I did it this Friday because I will be too busy next Friday. It was so fun! Thanks a million for hostessing all of us.

Sugar High Friday - Ginger!!!

My Life As A Reluctant Housewife

gattina said...

Hello Ruth,
sorry I can't find your e-mail address... here's the link of my entry to SHF-Ginger:
Sago in Ginger Syrup for SHF
And my blog address is : Gattina
Thank you for hosting the event.
Warmest regards.

Ruth said...

There are some wonderful ideas here. Thanks for sharing and don't forget to check out the round-up Monday, May 29th

ostwestwind said...

This is Ulrike at K├╝chenlatein. My contribution for this SHF: Lemon Ginger Snack Cake.

Thank you for hosting this SHF.

kat said...

Difficult to pick just one! So I combined two recipes and came up with one yummy dessert. The blog title is "2 for 1 Ginger Desserts."

Danielle said...

I just emailed the link to you, but just in case, my entry is a Lemongrass Saffron Soda and Ginger Ice Cream Float.

Megan said...

Hi Ruth. I've emailed my entry, but wasn't sure if I should post it here as well.

My entry is Strawberries in Ginger-Lime Syrup:
http://www.whats-cooking.ca/2006/05/sugar_high_friday_strawberries.php

Thanks for hosting it this month!