One of the things I love about self sufficiency is enjoying what I produce myself. I grow my own coffee and lots of it. I have begun growing ginger, love ginger. A few years back I was dunking a gingernut biscuit in my coffee, loved it. OK, there is no ginger in those biscuits, but the taste was great. Then one day I had a bottle of ginger syrup, I put that in my coffee, awesome, well to me, others may not like it.
Last year when I harvested my ginger, I sliced it thinly, boiled it up in sugar, drained off the syrup, bottled it and kept it in the fridge. now I have it when ever I like. The sliced left after the syrup was drained off, I put in an airtight jar of sugar. It became crystalised ginger, also awesome. Can't wait to harvest this years ginger. We also make our own super hot ginger beer.