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.
Just look at those bubbles!
Have you made this? What did you do with yours?
click for a printable PDF tutorial on making a ginger bug and my rhubarb soda recipe.