What a great root ginger is! It’s an inexpensive healer for stomach ills and muscle aches and a chef favorite. But storing it can be tricky—it can quickly grow moldy and withered like a vegetable. Freezing ginger is one way to keep it, but the freezing-thawing process can make the root soggy and lessen the taste. Here’s a storage option that can also be quite decorative…

Store fresh, peeled ginger root in a jar of dry sherry in the refrigerator. Use a pretty jar if you wish. Keep the jar lid on, and use pieces of the ginger as needed. The ginger will not take on the taste of the sherry, but the sherry will take on a slight taste of ginger—and you can add it to recipes (such as marinades) for a unique flavor.

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