I love ginger things… I think its a wonderful herb, scent and food.

I use it in cooking, in remidies and have lotions of it. Quite hard to get hold of the ginger lotion I like but some friends managed for my birthday – A very excellent present.

Did you realise that if you have a cough with mucus in your throat/chest – you can reduce it by just making a kinda tea with grated fresh ginger in hot water. Fresh ginger is really cheap – I usually get about a 10cm piece for about 15 pence. You only need about 1cm cube for tea.

One of my favorite ginger dishes is simply chicken with grounded ginger. Marinade the chopped chicken in about 2 tbsp of olive oil with a 2 tsp of ground ginger and about 1/2 cm fresh ginger and then heat a hot wok and stir fry until cooked. Great over salad leaves like lettuce.

Strange random topic to write about but then again thas just me really – random with a purpose – so is it ever random?