August 4, 2009

Spice Things Up with Ginger

[While I'm on a sunny vacation at the shore, a few of the many talented staff members at FineStationery.com will be filling in here at The Finer Things. Today's guest blogger, Melanie, is a senior pre-press designer and has been with FineStationery.com for over five years. Melanie lays out the text on stationery and invitations for our customers according to their specifications in preparation to print. In her spare time she writes her own foodie blog Mel Mel Cooking.]

Ginger has been a mainstream flavor in recent years. What makes 2009 different is its use in an array of beverages. According to Epicurious.com “ginger is the new mint.” Add a new twist to your summer soirĂ©e by steeping fresh ginger into your brewed iced tea or by making your own homemade ginger ale. It’s sure to be a winner among your refreshment line-up.

Spice Things Up with Ginger

  • Make quick and easy homemade ginger ale. Go the extra step and garnish with fresh lime. – Mel Mel Cooking
  • Carry the flavor throughout your meal by grating fresh ginger into marinades, sauces or dressings. Grilled Spicy Filet Mignon Salad with Ginger-Lime Dressing is a great alternative to the usual grilled chicken salad. – Bobby Flay for FoodNetwork.com
  • Fresh ginger is also known for its many health benefits. - Martha Stewart Living
  • Satisfy a sweet tooth with dark chocolate covered ginger. I was skeptical at first, but now I’m hooked on the sweet/spicy combo. – Lake Champlain Chocolates
  • Add an exotic twist to any flower arrangement with one of the many species of ginger flowers. – 1-800-Flowers.com