Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Taking a break from Weaving

 After all the hard work getting the Loom ready for weaving, my back said it was time to take a short break ..Sometimes you have to listen to your body when the parts speak to you (and loudly). So what's a girl to do..
Make some Candied Ginger :o)  I went to the Special New Market We found and got about 2 pounds of Ginger to make some Candied Ginger and also have some on hand to make Ginger Tea :o) I love that stuff with Honey..Do you know I've been having a cup every day with honey and my B/S has been terrific :o) Ladydi, I even cut down on the sody :o).
It also seems the longer you live the more you learn...I think I'll be going to a smart world and I'm being prepared now for all the new things I'm learning :o).. Did you know there was also Purple Ginger? Do a close up and see the only one I had..and have ever seen.
I got this recipe from Leigh at and today was a good day for me to get it started..I did some scraping and washing ( I didn't take a chance on whose hands had crap on them right onto the ginger )...I did a bit of scraping and cutting out's a long cooking time so I put them into my old iron pot ( there is nothing that cooks better than these old standby pots) We keep them oiled and at the ready :o)
Since it takes a while I'll have to wait until the next post about how I made out.

As you can see the pot on the right is the sugar , water with the Ginger has cooked down to a syrup. I'm draining the syrup off the ginger ..I'll put the Ginger in the oven on very low 175 dry it..then I'll roll it in some sugar :o) 


Daisy said...

Well, it looks like you're off to a really good start, Ginny. I never heard of purple ginger before.

Mrs.Pickles said...

looks good. I haven't seen purple ginger before

Robin said...

Oh boy, I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

it was a big surprise to me when I started slicing it :o)

Mrs. Pickles,
I just hope it's a natural thing :o) I'd hate to find out later that it was something bad :o(

So far it's doing to the syrup stage thus far :o)

Mr. H. said...

Sounds wonderful, we use a lot of ginger too but have never candied it. Purple ginger, I had no idea there was such a thing and will have to keep an eye out for it.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Mr. H.
your not alone, since I've been dealing with bloggers it seems I'm always being surprised at what's available :o)

1st Man said...

How fun is this project? Just might have to try it, once we get more stuff up and running at the farm. So many ideas, so little time it seems, lol.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

1st man,
there is never enough time in the day or two many hands to get things thought about done :o(