Dream State: Grow Your Own Ginger At Home - start it indoors early in the season, as a houseplant. Then move outdoors into your garden in the spring. Every "finger" of the old root will produce a new ginger root.
Make your own "resort quality" liquid hand soap for pennies. I may not be into diy things yet but oh my gosh if this is from one bar of soap I could have a yr supply for the kitchen. I think I will give this a try next month.