Okay, so what is it?
Ahh, beautiful and sun-like!
Bathe in the beauty…
Ack! What the..??
Reminds me of that great Twilight Zone episode, no?
*long litter fellers…
Oh. No, guess not …
*They are multiplYING……….
Okay, you probably have it now, right? 🙂
Ah, the turmeric! Fresh — there’s nothin’ like it!
That is the real color, yes it is! No photoshoppery needed 😉
*I ould just look at the stuff all day and feel brighter! 😀
Slice it…it freezes well, too…
Chop it up!
use it in cultured veggies — oooooh 😉 (Teach Me, Alice 😉
*Make mustard! 😉 Nothin’ like custom made mustard — no salt necessary!
*Basically, use it to flavor any dish. Of course, your Indian or curry flavored dishes will taste that much better with fresh turmeric!
It boasts some benefits, but has cautions, too. (Always do research if you have a condition, are taking medications before consuming a new herb; consult your doctor.)
whew! Reveling in rhizomes is tiring stuff. So…how about a cuppa? Cup of turmeric tea, that is 😀
2 cups water
1 tsp fresh grated ginger, (or galangal 😉 ) Or more to taste – I like more (or 1/2 teaspoon fresh, powdered)
1 tsp fresh grated turmeric or juice (or 1/2 teaspoon fresh powdered turmeric)
Stevia, to taste (or 1 tablespoon sweetener of choice)
Juice of 1/2 lemon (or lime, other citrus; etc.)
For fresh, bring water to a boil, pour over fresh rhizomes and steep 10-15 minutes or to taste. Strain. Add Lemon and sweetener.
For dried, bring water to a boil, then add powdered herbs. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Strain and sweetener and citrus to taste.
And, of course, we all know…
*Uh, just gorgeous, no?
Very fresh or young ginger is often referred to as blue ginger or Thai ginger. Too many names! Galangal is also “blue ginger.”
If you happen across these rhizomes, try them! 😀