Rhubarb Ginger Maple Pie

 

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The rhubarb patch in the garden is ready for harvest and one of my favorite things to make is pie.  This recipe is sweet and tart, what I like is there is only natural sugar in the pie. It’s made with maple syrup, lemon and ginger.  Very simple ingredients and easy to make. Unknown-1Unknownrhubarcrust_MG_3490

Ingredients:

  • rhubarb
  • ginger
  • lemon
  • cinnamon
  • maple syrup
  • butter
  • cornstarch
  • pie dough

 

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Ginger Infused Citrus Vodka

lemonginger 62287 1lemonade 4 Started a new batch of infused vodka, I was thinking something a little spicy and citrus.

I chopped a 3/4 cup of ginger chunks, 2 lemons sliced one orange, and lots of vodka. Put it in the refrigerator for two weeks. At this point take a sample and see how it tastes, add more flavor if you want or start making cocktails.

Here is an idea for an Icy ginger lemon cocktail

  1. One 3-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  2. 2 cups water
  3. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  4. Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  5. 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  6. 8 cups crushed ice
  7. 2 cups Infused ginger vodka
  8.  mint sprigs, for garnish
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sliced ginger with the water and sugar and bring to a simmer over moderate heat. Simmer for 5 minutes, then let the ginger syrup cool slightly. Transfer to a blender and puree. Strain the syrup into a large, shallow glass dish. Stir in the lemon zest and juice. Cover and freeze the lemon-ginger syrup until firm, at least 4 hours.
  2. Let the frozen lemon-ginger mixture stand at room temperature for 5 minutes. Chop the mixture into large pieces. Put half of the pieces in a blender, add 4 cups of crushed ice and 1 cup of vodka and blend until slushy. Pour the vodka cocktail into 4 glasses, garnish each with a mint sprig and serve. Repeat with the remaining frozen lemon mixture, ice, vodka and mint sprigs. Serve at once.
  3. Enjoy

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Orange Ginger Margarita

 I am on another Ginger quest this summer, well I don’t think I ever really stop.  I was introduced to this Ginger Liqueur earlier this summer and just keep finding more recipes to try out.  This Margarita is a perfect addition to that mexican dinner soiree coming up.  There are a couple of ginger Liqueur brands out at the liquor store. Even found an infusion recipe on-line for you more crafty types. This is defiantly a repeat performance on this cocktail. So simply and flavorful.