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  1. #1
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    Default Where to buy ginger?

    I used to get powdered ginger locally for a modest
    price for larger quantities than comes in the little
    spice jars. Store doesn't have it any longer. What
    online sources have good prices for ginger? I use
    it for my stir-fry cooking when I am too much of a
    hurry to peel and chop ginger root.
    Robin from Dancing Horse Hill
    Elmwood, Wisconsin



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    I know you can get restaurant-sized containers of spices at Costco, so you might start there. I googled "bulk ground ginger" and found a bunch of sources, but I can't vouch for any of them.

    I also found that you can freeze fresh ginger for up to three months.... Hmmm, maybe I'll just chop up a whole root and put it aside in recipe-sized batches..... Anyone ever done this?



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    Why do you need to peel and chop ginger root? Get a cleaver, cut off a chunk of ginger root, smash it with the side of the cleaver, and that's it. It tastes much better than the powered ginger anyway. Powered ginger is so bland.

    And you don't need to freeze or refrigerate ginger roots. They keep for weeks.



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    It's easier to make ginger cookies out of powdered ginger!

    Do you have a local health food store? The one I worked in had bulk spices from Azure and NOW for a very good price and very fresh.



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    She said she was using it for stir fry



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    I know-but she also asked for powdered.



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    That's easy. Penzey's has the best and freshest spices anywhere. Just put ginger in the search box and be amazed!

    http://www.penzeys.com/
    "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain" ~Friedrich Schiller



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    Powdered ginger actually has quite a different taste than fresh. I use each for different things. Powdered for gingerbread cookies, for instance -- and lots of it!

    Gloria, I probably mis-typed: I always have a hunk of ginger root on the kitchen counter, but it doesn't keep well when already chopped (and there are recipes that I prefer to chop it into). Just wondering if chopping a whole heap of it at once would be a time saver or a ginger waster.



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    Are you limited to only one grocery chain in your area? I've never had trouble finding the ground ginger at the store.
    A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

    Might be a reason, never an excuse...



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    King Arthur Flour has a variety of gingers (not fresh). I'm addicted to their sweet diced - it's a key ingredient in my lemon ginger pancakes/waffles and in my Best Ever Ginger Cake (where it is joined by fresh and ground).

    Terri, I wonder if, once chopped, it would freeze and keep - perhaps in small ice cubes? OR, thinking as I'm typing, actually freezing a teaspoon in water in an ice cube tray. I know the water would leech some of the flavor, but you could use the little bit of water as whatever liquid the recipe needs. Hmmm...may have to try that. I don't have much luck keeping fresh ginger alive & well for very long.

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