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Chewy Ginger Snaps

20 Dec

I started making these ginger snaps last year as a request from my sister for her birthday. “Gingersnaps… but chewier” was the request, which at the time was a bit paradoxical, being that its characteristic hard texture is part of the cookie’s name.  Nevertheless, one party favor led to  another and I’ve become known for these soft gingersnaps, regardless of what time of the year it is. Gingersnaps in summer? Why not.

Luckily its the holidays, so now I can feel a bit more temporally justified in making gingersnaps to go along, perhaps, with some mulled wine. Really I just want to make the two of them together because in the film Amelie, her darling neighbor offers her gingersnaps and mulled wine, an endearing gesture and a fine culinary combination.

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{Ginger Mint} Lemonade

19 May

Mmmm Lemonade the perfect summer treat!

You’ll need:

Directions:

  1. Cut peels off lemons and halve each lemon:
  2. Add cut lemons, water, sugar, and ice cubes into a blender.
  3. Blend thoroughly and pour over a sieve and into a large bowl to catch the lemonade.
  4. Pour into glasses and add Ginger-Mint Simple Syrup and serve!

Ginger-Mint Simple Syrup

15 May

THE SAUCE:

You’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 bunch of mint leaves, minced
  • 1 inch of ginger, minced

Directions:

  1. First, take your mint and lay it out to mince.
  2. Then place in a heavy pot with minced ginger
  3. Then, add water and sugar and simmer. Remove from heat once sugar is completely dissolved.
  4. Then, carefully pour mixture over a sieve into a bowl.
  5. Press down on the mint leaves to removed all the simple syrup
  6. Pour your syrup right into a bottle. I used a old happy bear honey jar.

  7. Now you’ll have all the yummy ginger-mint simple syrup you need! Toss it in your fruit salads, add it to a vinaigrette, sweeten your tea with it or use it to make delicious lemonade!

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