To make the image, ust follow the prompts to make the disk image on a blank CD/DVD. Verifying just makes the image write take longer, not sure if it makes a diffrenec or not. I personally never verify.
I have always recovered using a pc that has 2 optical drives in it. It's been awhile since I have actually had to write an image back to a hdd, but if I remember correctly, you would need to boot off of the actual Ghost cd, which should put you into a recovery-type mode. Once it is finished booting off of that disk, follow the prompts then point at the image file on the cd/dvd that you made.
There are a couple of options when you do the restore, like restore MBR, there is also an option to make the partition bootable or something similar. I usually check both of those off.
Like I said, it's been a while since I've done a recovery, but hopefully I have pointed you in the right direction, and if I was wrong on a few things, I'm sure you can figure out what I meant.