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lemongrass

Looks like a ball of grass. The citrus-flavored blades (leaves) can be used in tea or soup, even dried and frozen or powdered. Roots can be chopped into stir fry or made into paste. Anti-fungal, anti-bacterial insect repellent, loosens mucus, coughs, colds, sinus congestion, cramps, stress. Drink tea before bed to induce sleep.

Lemongrass

 

(Cymbopogon citratus), a herbaceous perennial plant of the family Gramineae. The stems are multiple and fruticose, forming thick, strong turf. The leaves, which are linear and stiff, are pale green with a reddish tint. The inflorescence is paniculate and loose, with a few spikes. The spikelets are dichromatic. Lemongrass is cultivated in the tropics and subtropics for its essential oil. It does not appear to grow wild. In the USSR it is grown on the shores of the Black Sea. Fresh lemongrass yields an essential oil, with the fragrance of lemon (hence the name of the plant). The oil contains citral, geraniol, and other substances. It is used by the perfume and food industries; the oil also serves as a repellent against mosquitoes, tsetse flies, and other insects.

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Serves 4 Ingredients: 425g Scottish lean diced pork 3 Red Onions 2 baking potatoes 2 cloves garlic 1 lemongrass stem 25g piece of fresh ginger 1 green chilli 1 tsp of each Stonemill turmeric, cumin and paprika 1 Quixo chicken stock cube 400ml Asia coconut milk Bunch fresh coriander 100ml water A little Solesta oil Pork & Potato Thai Curry
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The recommended recipe for making the perfect G&T with new flavour lemongrass and ginger is: 50ml Liverpool Lemongrass and Ginger Gin, 100ml Lamb and Watt basil tonic, 100ml Lamb and Watt ginger ale, and add a ribbon of cucumber, some fresh lime and juniper berries to garnish.
Lift on to a board, leave to rest for 10 mins, then remove the lemongrass and carve.
While an estimated 55 species of lemongrass exist, only the East Indian and West Indian varieties are suitable for use in cooking.
Now drizzle over the chilli and lemongrass marinade and it's ready to serve.
Tie with some coconut fiber or lemongrass so secure.
With antiseptic compounds which kill disease-causing germs, lemongrass tea supports the digestive process, removes bloating, indigestion, flatulence, stomach spasms, cramps, and vomiting, among other ailments.
INGREDIENTS For the coconut meringues: 4 medium free-range egg whites; 100g caster sugar; 100g icing sugar, sifted; 70g unsweetened desiccated coconut For the compote: 1 large ripe pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 1cm cubes; 2 star anise; 1/2 lemongrass stalk, bashed; juice of 1 lime; 70g soft dark brown sugar For the whipped coconut cream: 80ml coconut milk; 200ml double cream, both chilled For the garnish: 6tbsp unsweetened desiccated coconut METHOD 1.
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