Happy mid-week ladies!

Due to the technical difficulties of my blog last week and the fact that the world is against me, I will be posting the FREE FRIDAYS giveaway that I TRIED to post but it got squashed, smooshed, destroyed. So here goes:

I am playing a trick on you because it’s really FREE FRIDAY!!

For this giveaway, I am turning to the kitchen. Fall is coming, and I am ready to make some comfort food and embrace the season’s heartier fare. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE ginger! It’s good for you and packs a punch when it comes to flavor. And when you add sugar? Zowie!

Soooo one lucky winner will receive a jar of action-packed, mouth-thrilling Crystallized Ginger. You can chop it up and add to cookies, throw it in a chicken curry for an intensified flavor, plop one in your tea for zing or eat as is. Yum!

Here’s a delicious scone recipe I found that you could make, should you be the amazingly lucky winner!

Click here for Scone recipe

Please leave a comment on what you like to make with ginger and you will be entered to win! U.S. residents only please.

And give a shout out to Karen who won last week’s prize!!!! Her hair sure is gonna be perty!


In Western cuisine, ginger is traditionally used mainly in sweet foods such as ginger ale, gingerbread, ginger snaps, parkin, ginger biscuits and speculaas. A ginger-flavored liqueur called Canton is produced in Jarnac, France. Green ginger wine is a ginger-flavored wine produced in the United Kingdom, traditionally sold in a green glass bottle. Ginger is also used as a spice added to hot coffee and tea. In Bangladesh, ginger is finely chopped or ground into a paste to use as a base for chicken and meat dishes alongside shallot and garlic. In China, sliced or whole ginger root is often paired with savory dishes such as fish, and chopped ginger root is commonly paired with meat, when it is cooked. However, candied ginger is sometimes a component of Chinese candy boxes, and a herbal tea can also be prepared from ginger. In the Caribbean, ginger is a popular spice for cooking, and making drinks such as sorrel, a seasonal drink made during the Christmas season. Jamaicans make ginger beer both as a carbonated beverage and also fresh in their homes. Ginger tea is often made from fresh ginger, as well as the famous regional specialty Jamaican ginger cake.*

* NOTE: Most of my “Did you know” info comes from Wikipedia. Sure, you could go Google it yourself, but I make it easy for you!