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.