Sunday, January 18, 2015


Here's a recipe for a tasty treat to warm you up on a cold Canadian winter day.

Candied Wild Ginger, from dried rhizomes-2013

Candied Wild Ginger Recipe

  • 1.5 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 50 grams dried dried Wild Ginger broken into 1/2′′ to 2′′ pieces. (rootlets rubbed off).
  • extra sugar for coating when done.
  • bring the water to a boil
  • give your dry Wild Ginger a quick but thorough scrub in cold water.
  • add Wild Ginger pieces to boiling water, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • stir in sugar till dissolved and simmer for another 15 minutes.
  • set aside to cool down to room temperature
  • once cooled, put it in a jar and let it sit for 2 days in a covered non metallic jar.
  • drain all the liquid and let the Wild Ginger pieces stand in a colander till they stop dripping.
  • take 1 cup of sugar for each 50 grams of original dried Wild Ginger, mix the sugar and Ginger in a bowl till the ginger no longer picks up sugar granules. 
  • let them dry
  • put your candied Wild Ginger loosely into a well sealed glass or ceramic jar to keep for future use. 

*recipe and image from

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