Ever have a recipe that calls for fresh ginger but you have no idea how to tackle the knob? Leave-out no longer! Bring home a smaller knob of ginger (broken off from a large one in the grocery store). Peel it using a cereal spoon from your flatware drawer. Place the peeled-knob-a-ginger in a freezer bag and store in the freezer until you're ready to use it. Using a microplane or zester, grate the ginger into your dish. I promise it will be a cinch!
P.S. This tip was given by Rachael Ray on several of her television programs.