Who knew you could grow ginger by breaking off a chunk of the fresh stuff, putting it on top of soil and keeping it moist? I read this somewhere and decided to give it a try. Now I have a beautiful and interesting plant that is growing roots underground (I hope). When I transplanted it, It separated from the mother root, and I'm trying to see if it will sprout another plant. If you want to try it, it seems to like heat, sun, and to be moist. I put it outdoors on my balcony for a few days, where I'm also growing tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and various herbs, but it was looking a little peaked, so it's back on my inside window sill.
I don't have a recipe, but recommend grating some fresh ginger into gingerbread for extra tang. Maybe in some cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese icing as I made for my grand-daughter and her Mom for Sunday tea. Or make Nirvana Soy Chai and put it over a few ice cubes for iced chai, and keep cool, folks!