Crop: Ginger

Fabulous Poached Pears

Pears and poaching go together even better than babies and diapers. Poaching involves long, very gentle cooking and is an excellent method of preparing pears with less-than-optimal flavor. Use firmer pears like Boscs, Seckels, or Anjous; softer varieties like Bartletts and Comices will fall apart. Fabulous Poached Pears 4 pears ((use firmer pears like Boscs, […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Bourbon Crème

  Pumpkin Cheesecake with Bourbon Crème This gorgeous cheesecake is full of good things—succulent pumpkin; those familiar warm spices of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg; and unctuous cream cheese—all with the smoky surprise of bourbon in both the filling and the topping. Carve out a special afternoon for this prep, and there are plenty of opportunities […]

Cilantro Pesto

  Cilantro Pesto When we mentioned cilantro pesto on one of those occasions of abundant herbs, someone asked, “What the heck do you do with it?” Dot it on a cornmeal crust as the base for a Mexican-style pizza. Use it as the binding sauce with basil pad thai noodles and shrimp. Make it an […]

Taste of the Tropics Melon Soup

  Taste of the Tropics Melon Soup This divine soup is pure refreshment on a hot summer day, with its fragrant melon, creamy coconut, aromatic basil, and zingy mint, pepper, and ginger. 3 pounds very ripe, strongly scented melons (Galia, sweet honeydew, cantaloupe) (peeled and seeded) 15 ounces canned coconut milk Freshly squeezed juice and […]

Pumpkin-Ginger Soup

This is a very simple soup but simply delicious and satisfying. For an even easier variation, use frozen, already-cooked squash. Pumpkin-Ginger Soup 1 small cooking pumpkin 1/2 cup cashew pieces ((not roasted or toasted)) 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger ((or to taste)) salt Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cover the cashews in water and […]

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