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How to add lemon flavor to tea?

The white rind of the lemon is what causes the bitter flavour. To get simply the lemon flavour you just want the zest. Use a zester, microplane, or fine grater to scrape off only the yellow bit of the ...
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How do you preserve fresh ginger?

If your goal is longer term preservation, freezing is one of the easiest methods and what I tend to do on occasions when I've bought a lot of ginger at once (for whatever reason). While you'll lose ...
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How to add lemon flavor to tea?

Four additional options: Lemon oil - be sure to get one intended for cooking, not an essential oil Lemon extract - made from alcohol, lemon zest, and sometimes lemon oil; you can buy this or make it ...
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Can I use a French press to get more juice out of my ginger root?

While pressing the ginger root the extract more juice is a good idea, I doubt your French press will allow you to exert enough force to help you. If this is something you do regularly, you might ...
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How do I age ginger?

What's the difference? I did a little research, and this article does a good job at summarizing both the taste difference, and the growing difference. Young ginger (or spring ginger) is harvested at ...
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Can I use a French press to get more juice out of my ginger root?

I don't think a french press will help a lot here. I'm sieving the ginger through a cheese cloth and then wring that out with my hands to get as much as possible out of it.
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How can I make a really gingery cookie?

I often find that fresh ginger tends to lose its freshness over time when heated, and this might happen here. So I suggest ginger powder. Similar to garlic powder, this is a very fine powder made ...
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How can I make a really gingery cookie?

Raw Ginger Juice. Some of the ginger flavour is lost in the cooking process. To get more flavour you can, similar to a lemon drizzle cake, pour some raw ginger juice (liquid from grated ginger) over ...
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What to do with ginger leftover from ginger ale production

I have used excess ginger by candying it- I boil it for about twenty minutes in a simple syrup, when I take the ginger out of the syrup I place it on a cooling grate and let it cool completely. I then ...
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How can I make a really gingery cookie?

Ginger gets its flavour from many compounds, but primarily gingerols. These are converted by cooking into the less pungent zingerone and other compounds. Separating 'spicy hot' from 'spicy flavour', ...
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Can I use a French press to get more juice out of my ginger root?

A French press will not allow you to exert enough force to extract more juice from the ginger. However, there are some other common tools that would: a garlic press a citrus squeezer a ricer a ...
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How do you preserve fresh ginger?

Like garlic, ginger is best stored cool but not refigerated, or it will rapidly dry out. It will still dry on exposed faces of course, but you can just slice thinly off until you come back to usable ...
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How do you preserve fresh ginger?

Plant it. That preserves it pretty much forever. And you get more over time! You can keep it as a houseplant. Water it every month or so. It can be harvested whenever you like, you don't even need to ...
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How to add lemon flavor to tea?

Lemon zest is one way to go for what you want. You can shave just the outer yellow part off with a sharp knife, or a sharp carrot grater will work. Something that might be even easier is to buy a ...
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Is ginger soluble In water, fat or both?

No, by strict interpretation of your question, ginger itself is a plant. Plants are typically insoluble as they are composed of chemicals that are fat and water insoluble to a greater or lesser extent....
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Mixture of ingredients has a bitter taste

Likely the bitterness has nothing to do with this particular combination of ingredients. Rather, the blending process can break down the structures of each of the ingredients far more thoroughly then ...
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What to do with ginger leftover from ginger ale production

I make ginger ale as well. In my process I finely slice the ginger and steep it to extract flavor. When this is done I rinse it well to leave nothing but fiber behind. My suggestion would be to do ...
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Structure of tomato, ginger and garlic after blending in a blender

I suspect the culprit is the tomato, which does a good job taking on air and looking 'foamy'. I've noticed this if I use my stick blender when making pasta sauce from a few jars of canned tomatoes as ...
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How to clean ginger for tea

I drink ginger tea many times a day, so I purchase large pieces of ginger. They always have nubs, bumps and curves, as they are actually the root, or rhizome, of the ginger plant, and that's how they ...
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Can ginger root that's gone bad hurt you if you eat it?

Sure. Most foods can cause you damage if you eat it when spoiled. E.g. if its grown moldy, you don't know if the mold is a safe to eat one or not.
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Silty bottom (precipitate) in ginger ale

That silty precipitate is just a thing that happens when fermenting - it's the yeasts dying off and settling out of the solution. I've seen it with mead, yeast-based soda recipes, and other fermented ...
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How do I strain ginger powder to make ginger tea?

I think, even though it’s way subjective, the best way to make ginger tea/(infusion actually) is to boil the fresh ginger in hot water for 4-5 minutes, and discard the ginger. So modifying this ...
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How do I strain ginger powder to make ginger tea?

I drink ginger tea (from bought ground ginger) with honey and lemon to soothe a sore throat and for that I just drink it slowly leaving the ginger in the bottom of the cup. That's the low tech method ...
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What is the white sediment / residue found in ginger juice?

This white sediment is just something that happens with unfiltered ginger juice. Don't worry--it wasn't contamination, nor any unusual chemical reaction with your equipment. This happens with fruit ...
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Do spices grown in higher altitude above 1500m for e.g. ( Himalayan foothills ) have any special feature or higher potency?

This is only a partial answer concerning pepper, but it is known that coffee plants grown in higher altitudes have lower caffeine content [1]. This is due to the lower abundance of insects, against ...
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Ginger drink question

Use a sugar substitute of your choice added after heating and cooling (all you need is for it to dissolve), in an amount meant to replace 3/4 cup of sugar, or just adjust it until it's as sweet as you'...
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I left pickled ginger left out of fridge

Food safety guidelines would say a definite no. The temperature "danger zone" is between 40 degrees F (slightly warmer than your fridge temp) and 140 degrees F. Assuming you keep your house around a ...
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How to clean ginger for tea

I believe that ginger doesn't absolutely require peeling. I have washed it thoroughly and chopped it finely for infusion in the past, with no noticeable flavor alterations..I suppose it's not harmful....
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Ginger vs Ginger Root

Yes, Ginger Root (fresh) and Ginger (dried/ground) are the same product, but different form and intensity. Fresh Ginger Root is plucked from the dirt in the ground and is found in the Produce section ...
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