Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns

If there's a food that reminds me of Easter as a child, it's the hot cross bun. Warm and fresh out of the oven served with butter, is the best. The hot cross bun is a spiced, slightly sweet bun with currants, raisins or sultanas, traditionally eaten in the UK, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Canada for breakfast on Good Friday. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mexican breakfast lasagna

Mexican breakfast lasagna

When a box of tortillas arrived from Mi Rancho and I opened the box, the smell can only be described as what I would imagine their tortilla factory smells like, freshly made tortillas. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hell's fire chips

Hell fire chips

Hell's Fire Chips, the name is a little crazy, but this is a great, quick snack or appetizer. I was first turned on to this dish years ago when my husband and I were dating. He took me to Scottsdale Arizona for the weekend where we ate at his favorite restaurant, well, it's actually a bar that has tables and serves food, called AZ88.

Friday, April 4, 2014

$50 Amazon gift card giveaway



$50 Amazon gift card giveaway

Culinary Ginger turns a young 6 months old today. So to thank all of our loyal followers, we are giving away a $50 Amazon gift card. 



Entering is easy using the Rafflecopter widget below, be patient it can take a second for it to load. Sign onto the widget using either your Facebook login or your name and email address (email address will not be published) and once you've completed the tasks, you will receive entries to the giveaway. The gift card will be emailed to the winner, so no waiting for the mail to arrive to start shopping! 

Make sure you come back after the contest ends to check the winner displayed on  the Rafflecopter widget below. Above is a picture of the actual gift card that will be displayed in the message in the winners email.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*The winner will be announced Saturday 12th April on the Rafflecopter widget above. Amazon gift card will be emailed to the winner, after the winner has confirmed by sending a return email within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen. Gift cards will only be sent to a confirmed email address. Open to U.S residents only, the gift card is only valid at www.amazon.com, it is not valid at amazon.co.uk or any other country. This contest was funded by Culinary Ginger and not a sponsored event. Contest runs from 12:00am Saturday 5th April until 12:00am Saturday 11th April.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Homemade tagliatelle pasta

Homemade tagliatelle pasta

I love fresh pasta and my favorite is tagliatelle from my favorite region of Italy, Emilia Romagna. Emilia Romagna is most famous for prosciutto from Parma, balsamic vinegar from Modena and parmigiano reggiano (parmesan),  so it is a great place to visit for foodies. I remember my last visit to Lake Como, my favorite snack was crusty bread, prosciutto and cheese, washed down with Chianti, it is heaven.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Black forest cake collection


Black forest cake collection

Black forest cake (black forest gâteau if you're in Europe, pronounced ga-toe) are the English names for the German dessert Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, translates to black cherry torte.
Typically made with layers of chocolate cake made with Kirsch, a cherry liqueur and sandwiched with whipped cream and cherries. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Beet relish

Beet relish


Beet relish, a delicious condiment that originates from where I'm from, the North East of England. Beet relish (or beetroot as the Brits say), is delicious on sandwiches, with cheese and crackers or even on a burger. I like this relish 2 ways, slightly sweet or a bit more vingear-y. The option to make both is in the recipe.


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Comforting Sunday Dinner recipes


Sunday dinner was the most important meal of the week for my family growing up in England. Even today it's still the one meal of the week that everyone looks forward to.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Berry custard tart

Berry custard tart

When I think of Spring, I think of colorful fruit and berries. This berry custard tart is a great platform to showcase the gorgeous fruit of the season.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Zucchini and sweet potato soup

Zucchini and sweet potato soup

Zucchini and sweet potato soup might just be my most favorite soup. In addition to being easy to make, the soup has great flavor and sweetness from the sweet potato and the raw cashews make it hearty.