Candied Ginger

Candied Ginger

Photography by Angie Norwood Browne

We made this to get the simple syrup for the Quince Vodka, but the ginger was so good I ate them all in no time!

One medium ginger root peeled and sliced thin

1 cup sugar

2 cups water

Bring water to a boil then add sugar. When sugar has dissolved add ginger and reduce heat to a simmer. Continue cooking until sugar starts to crystalize and attach to the ginger. Remove ginger from syrup and place on lined cookie sheet to cool. Fill ice trays with the remaining syrup for later use in your cocktails.

Food styling by Emily Browne


About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy


  1. Elaine C.

    This looks great! And I know it will be so tasty with the quince vodka. I recently made some rosemary syrup, which I’m thinking about mixing with the quince vodka as well. Plus a twist of lemon.

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