The Ginger-Bug

I’m obsessed.

With ginger and fermented foods.


Among other things.

I decided to start a ginger bug.  I grated about 2 tablespoons of fresh, unpeeled ginger into a jar.  Added 2 cups of tap water and 2 tablespoons of organic sugar (from Natural Sequence here in Trenton).

Then covered it with a tissue held with a rubber band.

The next morning I added another teaspoon of ginger and sugar, stirred, (and tasted it).  Nice, sweet, and gingery.

On day three I again added ginger and sugar.  (and tasted it).  Nice, sweet, gingery, and maybe a bit effervescent.  Hmmmm, just what I’m hoping for.

Afternoon of day 3, the cat that behaves more like a squirrel came flying out of nowhere, skidded across the counter and knocked the jar over.  Grrrrrrrrrrrrr.  What a mess.  I WAS able to save about half of it, so added water, sugar and more ginger.

On day 5 it was amazing.  Slight hint of sweetness, VERY gingery, and effervescent.  When I stir it, I can hear and see the bubbles.

ginger bubblesJust look at those bubbles! 

ginger bugNow what?



Have you made this?  What did you do with yours?

Click here to read about my rhubarb juice soda

click  for a printable PDF tutorial on making a ginger bug and my rhubarb soda recipe.

Ginger Bug




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