Culinary Ginger

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Minced beef and onion pies



If you're familiar with British cuisine, you'll know we like our savory meat pies. Minced beef and onion pies are probably the most popular and make for a satisfying and comforting meal when served with mushy peas and mashed potato.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Butternut squash and sage gratin

Butternut squash and sage gratin

Sweet and creamy butternut squash, fontina & parmesan cheese sauce with fresh sage. This butternut squash and sage gratin looks like a side dish, but could be a meal in itself.


Friday, November 21, 2014

Clotted cream for afternoon tea

Clotted cream for afternoon tea

I'm excited to share with you my article featured on Destination Femme, the history and tradition of afternoon tea.


Afternoon Tea Had an Actual Purpose

The tradition of afternoon tea started in the early 19th Century when the wealthy set felt they needed a 'pick-me-up' in the afternoon. This is not surprising because they typically ate just 2 meals a day; breakfast and dinner, so the skipping of that 3rd meal led to a mid afternoon slump hence the creation of afternoon tea. Traditionally, the upper classes would serve a 'low' or 'afternoon' tea around four o'clock. The middle and lower classes would have a more substantial 'high' tea later in the day, at five or six o'clock, in place of a late dinner. The ‘high’ and ‘low’ names were given for the height of the tables used at each tea.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pretty pies for holiday happiness


 This is a sponsored opportunity with Foodie.com


Because eating pies makes us happy. The holiday's are here, which means food, food and more food and of course pretty pies. When you think of holiday pies, this evokes holiday happiness, because nothing says 'the holiday's' like a good piece of pie.  

Check out Pretty pies for holiday happiness

by Culinary Ginger at Foodie.com

Are you a cherry fan, chocolate fan, or a good old fashioned apple pie fan?  Whatever your pie preference we have you covered a fun collection of 16 pretty for the eyes pies.



Sunday, November 16, 2014

Roasted butternut squash bruschetta & signed Ina Garten cookbook giveaway

Roasted butternut squash bruschetta & signed Ina Garten cookbook giveaway

We have a giveaway for a SIGNED copy of Ina Garten's newly released cookbook make it ahead. We also have a recipe for our own make ahead appetizer, roasted butternut squash bruschetta, which is quick and easy to prepare until you're ready to assemble.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Vegetable Indian curry

Vegetable Indian curry

A healthy vegetable curry using all the great spices of India in a quick and easy dish.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Turkey, stuffing and cranberry sausage rolls

Turkey, stuffing and cranberry sausage rolls

A great way to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers, all rolled up in flaky puff pastry. A little savory, a little sweet, it's that delicious Thanksgiving taste in sausage rolls.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Perfect roast turkey





Today's recipe is the star of the Thanksgiving table,  the perfect roast turkey.