Ginger Mexican – Cornish made Mexican Salsa

Ginger Mexican – Cornish made Mexican Salsa

The Ginger Mexican (or Dan to his friends) is the latest artisan Cornish producer to be added to the Plough to Plate Range. This range of salsa was inspired by the fresh fish and delicious local food he enjoyed whilst travelling and surfing in Mexico. Dan believes that he has created an authentic range of flavours that create both the vibrancy and passion that he experienced in Mexico. Until now The Ginger Mexican’s salsa range were only available from farm shops and local food markets, now with the help of Plough to Plate and Westcountry we hope to make this superb product available to those with a love of Salsa or Mexican food throughout Cornwall and Devon. The Ginger Mexican Salsa. To create this authentic salsa Dan uses only the freshest ingredients he can source, these include: tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, yellow pepper, cumin, garlic, chilli flakes, lime, honey, fresh coriander and a pinch of salt and pepper. One of the distinct aspects of this great local product is that the flavours of each ingredient come through and you are able to taste the wonderful flavour combinations with every mouthful. This new range is available in the following varieties: Mild & Tasty Hot & Tasty Flaming Hot and Tasty The salsas are available in 275g jars or a 1kg catering tub. Cooking with The Ginger Mexican. The Ginger Mexican Tasty Salsa’s are extremely versatile. The layered flavours can be enjoyed with with a crisp or cracker. However, this fantastic salsa is a great enhancement for any meal or snack. Here are three delicious serving ideas: The Ginger Mexican Nachos....
Potatoes – our guide to potato varieties

Potatoes – our guide to potato varieties

A starchy, tuberous crop, the potato comes from the perennial nightshade Solanum tuberosum. The word “potato” can refer to either the plant itself or more commonly, to the edible tuber. The English word for potato comes from the Spanish patata which is believed to be a compound of the Taino batata and the Quechua papa. Originally, the name potato referred to a variety of sweet potato and although the two plants are not closely related, a large amount of literature regarding plants and agriculture does not differentiate between the two. The sweet potato belongs to the same family as morning glories in comparison; white potatoes belong to the same group as tomatoes and eggplant. Potatoes an important crop. Following maize, wheat and rice, potato is the world’s fourth-largest food crop making the plant an integral part of the world’s food supply. On average each person eats 33kg of potatoes each year. In 1995, the potato became the first vegetable to be grown in space when seeds were germinated on the space shuttle Columbia through a joint project between NASA and the University of Wisconsin with the goal of feeding astronauts on long space voyages and eventually feeding future space colonies. Worldwide, there are approximately 5,000 varieties of potato with 3,000 of these being found in the Andes alone mainly in Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia and Peru which is where it was first domesticated. In addition to the 5,000 cultivated varieties, there are also around 200 wild species and subspecies with many of these being cross-bred with the cultivated varieties. Repeated cross-breeding has been done to transfer resistance of particular...