Since most of this week has been about quick, fresh, delicious and nutritious treats, I thought I’d have a grand finale. So here it is foodie friends!
Sliced pears with fresh ginger, right out of your own garden and a surprise spice that will make you go, “Wait. What did she put on that?!?!”
Ahhhh fresh pears! “Sweet, juicy, soft on your tongue, grainy like a sugary sand that dissolves in your mouth.” – Maggie, City of Angels
I love that line! And that movie!
Let’s get busy, now! First of all, I can’t tell you how pleasing it is to be able to have my very own fresh supply of ginger. It’s so easy to do!
I know, you’re going to run to the store and buy you some fresh, organic ginger and do this today, aren’t you?
All you do, is get some ginger roots from the produce section of the grocery store and stick them in a pot with fresh dirt. Lay them in sideways with any of the nubby thingys sticking upwards. Give them some water (don’t over-water, just get the dirt wet) and in a few days you’ll see sprouts. Exciting, huh? LOL it tickled the heck outta me! I think this would be fun for kids to do, too!
In a few weeks, you’ll have these really cool looking stalks…
Now those stalks are gonna get nasty… but don’t worry. You can cut them off and eat them before they do go to funk town. Just chop em up like you would a chive. They’re a little tough on the root end but the middle part is tender and it tastes just like the ginger root but milder.
After the stalks fall over or you do cut them off, you’ll get new sprouts. Cute, huh? Say hello to mah little turtle.
What’s ree- hee- healy great is the fact that down under, you’re gonna get more roots. They multiply like rabbits! Okay, maybe not that fast but they do give you more and more as time goes by.
So, whenever you need some fresh ginger, just pluck you a piece out and put back what you don’t use. Isn’t that WAY COOL?!?!
Oh, about the dish.. hee hee. I get all excited and go on about growing things and getting free food. You can tell, I know.
It’s so basic. Just slice the pears, sprinkle some Chinese Five Spice Blend on and top with some fresh minced ginger.
Now, I know what you’re probably thinking…. That sounds crazy weird, right? No. It’s absolutely, surprisingly delicious! It’s so unexpected that these things would be so good together and after my first bite of this I felt all energized and more awake than I do after I have my morning coffee. Tickled my foodie bones! Btw, you’d be amazed at how GOOD fresh ginger is for you, that is.. if you don’t already know.
Here’s just a few things fresh ginger is good for:
Arthritis, Nausea, Motion Sickness, Migraines, Headaches, Morning Sickness, Cholesterol, Heartburn, Hangovers, Obesity…. I could keep going on and on.. 🙂 Or you can just check out Web MD’s info.
About that spice… I got my mix, as you can see on the package, from Colonel De. They’ve got a shop right here in Florence, KY where De sells the best fresh spices around! And if you wanna know ANYTHING about spices, he’s the guy you gotta talk to! I love that place! If you stop by, tell them Happy Belly Foodie said hi 🙂
Well folks, that’s a wrap for the week! I do hope you’ve enjoyed my posts and little tips here and there because I sure have had a blast sharing everything.
Thank you SO much for all the support you’ve shown! I feel the love and it only encourages me to keep on a cookin! Do what you love, share that love and it’ll come back to you ten-fold!
Till next time ~ much love, Connie
- Fresh sliced pears
- Chinese Five Spice
- Fresh minced ginger
- Sprinkle the spice on top of the pear slices and top with the fresh ginger
Recipe by: Connie Murray @Happybellyfoodie.com