Pungent and Pure...

How would you describe the fragrance of ginger?

I think of it with the same description for the word of God...


this bowl of ginger is our first harvest here on the farm

I love the fragrance of ginger...
and it's especially nice when combined with lime and honey

to make this gingerade...

grate a root of ginger (you don't need to peel it, just lightly scrub clean)
steep in 4 cups hot water until the water cools
strain the ginger juice and discard root
stir in the juice of 1 lime
sprinkle in a little lime zest (or you can steep it with the ginger)
stir in enough raw honey to taste

a healthy drink that's good...
and good for colds and coughs

drink it heated up for cool weather
drink as an iced cool "ade" for warmer weather

when the ginger was cut open...
the fragrance brought to mind Psalm 19:7-10

The law of the Lord is perfect,
converting the soul:
the testimony of the Lord is sure,
making wise the simple.
The statutes of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart:
the commandment of the Lord is pure,
enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is clean,
enduring for ever:
the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
More to be desired than gold, yea,
than much fine gold:
sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

May the grace of God go with you this day, or night.