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Summery ginger
Vol. 9 No. 7

Threading chicken, dried apricots, chunks of lemon, and pieces of green onion onto skewers, and then brushing them with a sauce made with orange marmalade, ginger, and Mendocino Mustard is going to make Citrus Chicken Skewers, above, one of your new favorite grill recipes.

After halibut is poached in Salute Santé! Grapeseed Oil, it is accompanied with marinated beets and arugula and topped with Ginger Vinaigrette: Grapeseed Oil Poached Halibut, above.

Spicy Sesame Noodles with Chopped Peanuts and Thai Basil, above, is made with a healthy dose of minced peeled ginger and two of La Tourangelle Artisan Oils's oils: Peanut Oil and Toasted Sesame Oil.

You can use any one of the Pepper Sauces from Arawak Farm to make Spicy Chicken Skewers, above. The Sweet Ginger Basil is particularly tasty.

Candied Young Ginger, a new product from Robert Lambert, along with his White Ginger Syrup, are the stars in his recipe for Warm Chicken Salad, above.

Another idea: Marinate thin chicken strips in a mixture of Robert Lambert's White Ginger Syrup and Soy Sauce (half and half mix). Then sauté in a frying pan or place under a broiler in the oven. Cook evenly on both sides. The tangy, sweet and salty notes are wonderful.

Ribs are quintessential barbecue fare. Take them up a notch using Sonoma Syrup Co. to make White Ginger Barbecued Ribs, above.

Carrot Ginger Soup, above, comes in a pouch from Nona Lim, and it's ready to heat and serve. Everything's fresh: carrots, coconut milk, ginger, thyme, and lime.

Perpetual Goatstoppers, above, made with Redwood Hill Farm Traditional Plain Chèvre, are the creation of Cheesemonger Perry Soulos of Arrowine and Cheese in Arlington, Virginia.

With or without tequila, a Strawberry Rosé, below, made with Vignette Wine Country Soda is the perfect summer refreshment.

Apple Chutney, below, made with Kokomo Culinary's Verjus, pairs beautifully with appetizers (cheese), main courses (pork or chicken), or dessert (swirled into yogurt).

Light and refreshing, and packed with protein and vitamins, California Endive Farms' recipe for Edamame with Miso Dressing on Endive Leaves, below, can be an appetizer or a main course salad.

NaGo Foods' Ginger Sesame Miso Dressing, below, won a Gold Sofi (the annual awards given out by the Specialty Food Association). Even a simple fresh spinach salad gets a flavor boost from this delicious dressing.

It's easy to make wraps with Valley Lahvosh large crackers breads. Just soften between moist cloth towels for a few minutes. Chopped fresh ginger and cilantro add zing to Turkey Roll-Ups.

To make pretty and tasty Apricot Ginger Parfaits, below, you can use either the Preserves or Toppings from B & R Farms.

One of the flavors of Beth's Community Kitchen's Heavenly Cookies is their award-winning Ginger Snaps, below. Delicious little morsels.

Holly Baking's Cookie Brittle is -- you guessed it! -- halfway between a cookie and brittle and all the way delicious. Sweet Ginger, below, is one of the six flavors.

One of the delicious flavors of Alice's Stick Cookies is Ginger Cinnamon, above. These all-natural cookies are moist, crumbly, very rich and buttery.

Cocoa Parlor's Tonic Scene line of premium raw organic chocolate bars includes the perfect combination of apricot, ginger, and dark chocolate, above.

Both vanilla and plain agave syrups from 21 Missions Organics, compliment ripe strawberries in edible cups made with nuts, ginger and coconut oil: Strawberries in Ginger-Nut Cups, above.

Top your summer desserts with one of the five luscious fudge sauces from Fudge is my Life: Dark, Orange, Mocha, Mint -- and Ginger, above!

Pears are coming into their peak season. Combined with dried tart cherries from C. J. Olson Cherries, crystallized ginger, and mini chocolate chips, they make an outstanding cobbler: Pear and Dried Cherry Cobblers with Ginger-Chocolate Topping, above. Top it with vanilla ice cream!

There's only one thing better than banana ice cream, and that's topping it with Oat Cuisine's Ginger-Pecan Granola, to make a Granola-Banana Sundae, above.

Baked Pears with Almond-Sesame Sauce, above, are made with both ground ginger and crystallized ginger, along with coconut, almonds and Zena's SASS.

Ginger and pears are such a great combination. Crystallized ginger spices up this pear cake, which is accompanied by Valley Fig Grower figs and fresh pear slices: Mini Ginger-Pear Cakes with Warm Figs and Pears in Brandied Honey Sauce , above.

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