I feel like I have learned a lot of things during this pandemic. Having the extra time to work on my home, my garden and myself has been a positive experience amongst all the bad. I lost my livelihood as an esthetician along with my business due to the lockdowns here in So Cal. If it wasn’t for all my side businesses I don’t know where I’d be. I’m grateful for that.
On a positive note, today I was accepted into the law program I wanted to take! It’s scary and exciting, I’m 43 and starting anew is going to be something extremely interesting for me. I’ve been in the beauty industry for 20 plus years!!!! Eeeek! I’m glad I have my little family and my Hive tribe to keep me going! Thank you for always being such an awesome supportive bunch!
With all that extra time I’ve been working almost 12 hours a day filling up my pantry! Dehydrating, canning, pickling... you name it! I even started dabbling in making sodas, kombucha beer and beer!
During the weekend I dug out some ginger and thanks to the weather it seemed to cure just enough for me to make some easy ginger bug!
What is ginger bug you might ask? Ginger bug is the fermented starter you use to make delicious ginger beer! Nothing beats homemade ginger beer! And it’s easy to make!
2 inch piece ginger
2 tbsp white granulated sugar
1 cup water
- Grate your ginger, skin and all.
- Add to a clean mason jar and throw in your sugar.
- Add your water.
- Stir and use a cheesecloth to cover the top. Keep it in a dim warm area.
- To this concoction you will add 2 teaspoons of sugar daily. Feeding it allows it to ferment. In a couple of days you will see it start to bubble and it’s then you know you’re ready to add to your ginger “tea” for a second fermentation which will produce fizzy ginger beer!
I will be sharing the recipe for the rest of the steps as soon as this batch is ready!
I hope you are all safe and staying out of harms way! Can’t wait for you to try making your own ginger bug!