Wild Ginger 2012 harvest. Dried

Winter Wow, Spicing up the season with Wild Ginger, Asarum Canadense   Wild Ginger, or, Asarum Canadense, is a wild growing forest herb native to eastern north America from Quebec and Nova Scotia, down to Georgia and Tennessee. As a culinary spice, Wild Ginger has a bold distinct character, both in its fragrance and flavour. Though it […]

Candied Wild Ginger 2013-Apothecary's Garden

Wild Ginger – Asarum Canadense,Ontario Since I posted my recipe for candied wild Ginger made from dry wild Ginger, I have been itching to make the “from fresh” version. I had to be patient, waiting till it had finished flowering and seeding itself, it seemed the polite, considerate thing to do. No one likes to be […]

I must admit the resulting candied recipe from fresh Wild Ginger is a little different. A little more succulent and tender than the same product from dry. They both have the same level of yumminess, taste and fragrance, but the winter version from dried is a tad, well, drier. Chewier.

Wild-Ginger-Ontario- Hidden medicine and gourmet spice14-06-2013-

Wild Ginger- Asarum Canadense Not many people are familiar with Wild Ginger. It is one of those unique, well hidden treasures of the deep woods that some Canadians or Northeastern Americans might come across, but most would not recognize. This may be a good thing. I believe it is on the protected list in Maine as […]