I absolutely love growing my own produce. Growing ginger and turmeric for me comes quite easily, not sure if thats because it is so easy to grow or I just manage to get it right. Either way I manage to get quite a substantial crop, probably more than the average family would use in one year. Unlike other crops that you can see the growth of your harvest as it matures, ginger and turmeric are an under ground crop so its a guessing game to determine how much there is. I love looking out from my kitchen window and seeing the beautiful leaves of these crops,they really do bring an alive and thriving element to the garden.
I don’t know exactly how much I have harvested this year and I still have a few (6 different spots) to do, but so far I reckon I have dug up, combined around 15kg to 20kg and I reckon there will be at least another 10gk to come. So what do I do with such a large amount produce all in one go, cos as you can imagine we don’t consume that amount fresh. We have several different preserving methods here as we like to use the produce in different ways. Our most common ways is to turn them into pastes and freeze them is small jars, I also like to dehydrate them and turn them into powders.
Turmeric & Ginger Paste
I now have a freezer full of this beautiful paste to use throughout the year. I use this paste for to make,
🧡 Turmeric latte.
🧡 Spaghetti Bolognese.
Just to name a few things.
🗃 Turmeric & Ginger Paste Recipe 🗃
🖇 Equal parts Turmeric and Ginger
🖇 dōTERRA Black Pepper oil (you can purchase it from here)
🖇 Coconut oil enough to make the mixture a paste.
I’m very much someone who just estimates quantity’s but for every 100g of turmeric and ginger I use a drop of Black Pepper oil.
Dehydrated Turmeric & Ginger
The pantry is full with jars of dehydrated home grown turmeric and ginger. Wow the endless uses for these two powders, my favourite way is to put them into capsules and taking them internally to help with inflammation and gut issues.