Saturday Snippets…5th November 2022…my one word prompt is “Ginger”

Good morning and welcome to Saturday Snippets where my muse struts her stuff and gives me a word…a one-word prompt I still have no clues as to where she gets the ideas for my prompt from … giving my muse a break was not the best plan… the truth is I ignored her and she is still sulking but I love a challenge and this week once again I was certainly challenged by my muse…she paid me back big time…Today’s prompt is “Ginger”…oh my what a challenge this is…

I love ginger as a drink..think “Ginger Beer”…I love cooking with ginger, ginger snaps are one of my favourite biscuits plus I always wished I has ginger hair I love the colour although friends who were born with ginger hair didn’t see it that way as pale skin and freckles came with it plus the leg-pulling and name calling in school..shame on the bullies I say as I think it is a beautiful colour hair…

I will leave you with my first tune of the day “Ginger Bakers Air Force” while I ponder on what apart from food, drink and hair I can find that is worth a mention…Wish me luck!

The Ginger Flower…

In Thailand, the beautiful pink flowers of Torch Ginger are used in decorative arrangements and eaten in salads or stir-fries… They are said to have medicinal value and are very high in antioxidants.

There is also the ginger lily (Hedychium coronarium) it isn’t a true lily but a rhizomatous member of the ginger family. Some folks know it as butterfly ginger because when its pure white blooms open fully, the spreading petals remind you of a butterfly’s wings.

They release an intoxicating, sweet scent, which some compare to honeysuckle. They’re excellent for cutting and bringing indoors. A cluster of flowers atop a cut stalk placed in a vase opens one by one, perfuming a room for up to a week.

My parents loved Fred and Ginger and I remember the music and the dance…

The time of year is coming when if they are not already the internet will be awash with beautiful Gingerbread houses and cute gingerbread men all ready to be hung on the Christmas tree…

Humans aren’t the only ones who rock the red. The animal kingdom is diverse in hair colour too and there are some gorgeous shades of red. You will find red skin or red markings on snakes, frogs, fish, insects, and ginger animals with fur or feathers

Gingercake Mountain is a peak in North Carolina and has an elevation of 1,263 metres. Gingercake Mountain is situated nearby to Sitting Bear Mountain and Daniel Boone Wildlife Management Area and Ginger but it’s vanished…

Ginger – The Vanished Town between Emory (Rains County) and Alba (Wood County)
By Elaine Bay.

Ginger Beer… my mum used to make it and I have memories of the corks popping out while it was fermenting in her pantry. She used to feed the root and then pass half on to a friend a bit like we pass on our sough dough or kombucha. For so long I kept saying I am going to start a ginger beer plant as I have such happy memories and love a drink of ginger beer.I am now the proud owner of one and love it…

The true Ginger Beer Plant dates back to around the 1700s and is not actually a plant at all, instead it is a living organism. This organism forms a gelatinous cluster which moves about within its jar naturally, when used correctly it can allow you to make a lifetime’s supply of authentic, naturally fizzy alcoholic Ginger Beer that used to be commonplace in most UK households.

Easy to make just follow the instructions below…

  • Dice a tablespoon of fresh ginger root into small cubes and place this into a sterilised jam jar three-quarters full of de-chlorinated or mineral water.
  • Add two teaspoons of white sugar.
  • Cover the top of the jar with some muslin to allow airflow but protect it from debris or insects falling into the jar.
  • Leave the jar in an exposed place at room temperature, e.g. a kitchen shelf.
  • Every day for about a week add two teaspoons of sugar and two teaspoons of fresh diced ginger root.
  • If after one week the mixture is frothy with a pleasant odour it is ready to use. If it is mouldy discard it and start at the beginning again.

Garfield…my girls loved this ginger-coloured cat…Garfield is a fictional cat and the protagonist of the comic strip of the same name, created by Jim Davis. The comic strip centres on Garfield portrayed as a lazy, fat, and cynical orange tabby Persian cat. He is noted for his love of lasagna and sleeping, and his hatred of Mondays, fellow cat Nermal and exercise….everything teenage girls can relate…smile…

I’ll leave you this…I did prefer the other version but I couldn’t go without mentioning “Ginger Spice again my girls were fans of theirs in their heyday…but they have done very well for themselves…

Thank you for joining me today as always I look forward to your comments…I’m now listening to Flashdance after inflicting you with ginger spice…smile…

23 thoughts on “Saturday Snippets…5th November 2022…my one word prompt is “Ginger”

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  2. petespringerauthor

    Well done with the ginger theme, Carol. I have enjoyed a ginger beer or two. Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire were a little before my time, but It’s a pleasure to watch two people having such a great time dancing together.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Oh wow, how lovely for her I hope she grows up proud of her ginger locks. I love all things ginger to and happy you loved the song choices .. Have a lovely weekend Darlene.. x

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  4. beetleypete

    I used to love Ginger Beer as a child. When I was older, I drank it as a mixer with Gin. My identical twin step-daughters have bright ginger hair. When they were younger, they were teased and bullied mercilessly because of that, and became depressed. Then one day, they decided to ‘Embrace The Ginger’, and become proud of their hair. They have never looked back since.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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