Z! Challenge: Zingiber

Ah, the joys of zingiber!  The sweet heat, in so many forms.  Sodas?  Cakes?  Soups?  Pork marinades?  Zingiber can be employed in a full range of tastes, from sweet to savory.  And while it may sound like a part of Eddie Izzard‘s stand-up routine about how singer Engelbert Humperdinck decided upon his stage name…

…if only it, and I, were that funny…

Zingiber is the genus to which beautiful, delicious ginger (a/k/a Zingiber officinale) belongs, along with galangal, cardamom and turmeric.

I knew about its relation to galangal and turmeric, but cardamom kind of surprised me.  Once again, every day is for learning!

And so, with no further ado…

Zingiber officinale!

This post is for the “Z Challenge by Frizztext

 Because I love a good alphabet challenge.

6 responses to Z! Challenge: Zingiber

    • beyondpaisley – Author

      I take it you like to cook Indian food. Mmmm…. 🙂 If you ever figure out how to get turmeric stains out of clothing, please let me know. LOL


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