Homemade Ginger Candy For Mother’s Day

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Word cloud of "Mother" in 115 languages.

Handmade Mother’s Day gifts are a great way to MAINTAIN tradition while adding a personal touch that says, “I love you sooooooo much, Mom!” My mother has a collection of cards I made for her every year while I was in lower and middle school, so this year I went with homemade candy.

Photo of ginger candy on a plate for Mother's Day blog on homemade candy by Charis Freiman-Mendel, author of Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T.

The finished product: ginger candy is chewy and delicious.

Ginger candy is a sweet treat that can be prepared in advance and stored until the big day, which this year, is Sunday, May 13th. It’s easy to make and offers all of the health benefits of ginger. Ginger contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and is an ancient treatment for many MALADIES, including digestive problems, nausea, and cramps.

Here’s a very simple recipe for ginger candy that Mom will enjoy and appreciate:

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Simmer the sliced ginger.

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Measure the sugar and ginger water.

 

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Adding sugar to the simmering ginger.

 

 

 

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The sugar liquefies, reduces, crystallizes: careful not to burn!

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Let the ginger candy cool on wax paper before serving or storing.

Fun facts about Mother’s Day:

  • Ancient festivals of motherhood honored female DIETIES and ICONS
  • “Mothering Day,” the first to honor actual humans, began about 400 years ago, by DECREE, in England
  • In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson APPENDED the list of national observances to include Mother’s Day

Ginger candy tastes great and is good for you… not too many sweets can claim that!
Charis

  • MAINTAIN = preserve
  • MALADY =illness
  • DEITY = goddess
  • ICON =representation
  • APPEND = add

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