I love ginger.
I love the smell, the taste, & of course my ginger friends & family. So it was only appropriate that Camille Co. made a candle with ginger in it - Ginger & Wild Honeysuckle.
Now as a tribute to my love for gingery-goodness, here is a list of my top 5 ginger things:
1. FAVOURITE GINGER DRINK
Summer is just around the corner, yay! So I suggest giving my favourite ginger drink a whirl (add some gin or vodka for an extra kick). I also reused a Camille Co. Ginger & Wild Honeysuckle candle vessel to serve up these bad boys. The recipe to make a jug of this drink is as follows:
FRESH GINGER, ORANGE & MINT
Sprig of fresh mint
1/8 - 1/4 tsp finely grated fresh ginger (depending on how much you like ginger)
Tear the leaves off the mint sprig & bruise by gently crunching the leaves between your fingers. Place in jug. Squeeze whole orange over the mint leaves & add ginger & ice. Fill with soda water & stir. Decorate with mint leaves & orange slices. Enjoy!
2. FAVOURITE GINGER CELEBRITY
(photo sourced from www.pretty52.com)
Oh hi! This was a toss up between Ed Sheeran & Prince Harry. Prince Harry has a cheeky charm that can't be ignored. However, the talent & energy that is emitted from that ginger head of Ed's makes him irresistible. The ginger gene runs strong in my family & it is very possible I will produce ginger children. Ed, are you free to turn this possibility into a probability?
3. FAVOURITE GINGER BASED FOOD
Ginger Crunch: Get in my mouth! Recipe for you:
1/2 Cup almonds
1 Cup dates
1.5 Cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground clove
Pinch of salt
4 Tbsp virgin coconut oil
2 Tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp honey
1 tsp vanilla
3 Tbsp coconut cream
3 Tbsp coconut oil
3 Tbsp maple syrup
1.5 tsp ginger
3 Tbsp coconut cream
Preheat oven to 180˚c. Blend almonds & dates together in a blender until chopped, add oats, spices & salt. Set aside. Melt together & stir coconut oil, peanut butter, honey, vanilla & coconut cream (this melts quickly so keep a close eye on it). Mix with the blended ingredients. Grease a baking tin with coconut oil & press mixture into the tin (I used a 20cm x 20cm square tin). Bake for 14 minutes. Leave in tin & set aside to cool.
Mix up the icing by melting the coconut oil, coconut cream & maple syrup together then stir in ginger. Pour icing over the base & put in fridge for at least an hour (on a flat surface) to set. Store in a cool place - As my friend Anna found out, it doesn't keep well when stored in a handbag haha.
4. FAVOURITE GINGER ANIMAL
Ginger Tom: Cute, then feisty. Cute, then feisty. Feisty, then feisty, then feisty again & repeat. Redheads are fiery. True story! Since i'm over half way to being a crazy middle aged cat lady, this category & choice of animal is particularly appropriate.
5. FAVOURITE GINGER PRODUCT
Camille Co. Ginger & Wild Honeysuckle candle of course!
The most powerful of the Camille Co. candle range, it is perfect for this time of the year as it smells like Christmas is coming & of course, it actually is!
Please feel free to comment or share. I love hearing your feedback. What are some of your favourite ginger things? Until next time,