Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ginger Ale

Good Morning my friends... as I sit here this morning I am again looking at a winter wonderland. I am truly amazed at the weather in our parts lately.  It is such a surprise to see all this snow and it is still coming down hard!
Yesterday while we were out and about I picked up some ginger, because I am going to be trying out some homemade ginger ale today. :)
We try our best to keep sodas and such out of our home, but sometimes water and tea get old and you would a little something else.
The recipe looks fairly simple and so I am excited to see if it turns out as tasty as it looks. :)
I plan on using my kombucha bottles, even though in this particular recipe it says don't use glass, I don't understand why you wouldn't. I mean, anything you bottle is going to have some pressure and these bottles are made for beer/kombucha or whatever.
 
I'm also going to try out a 3 citrus marmalade recipe too. I picked up some organic blood oranges, meyer lemons and grapefruit. Doesn't that sound dreamy here in the cold of winter? Mmmm.
Well, I have much to do. I will let you know how everything turns out. :)


4 comments :

  1. Are you using the Nourishing Traditions recipe??? Let me know how it goes...I'd like to make it.

    I made a couple out of NT and found that I needed them to be a little sweeter for my tastes...so I either added stevia or made a simple syrup and added it directly to my glass.

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  2. Chas,

    Go to this link, it says why they don't suggest using glass for ginger ale.

    biology.clc.uc.edu/fankhauser/cheese/ginger_ale_ag0.htm

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  3. Chas,

    Homemade ginger ale sounds wonderful. We only have tea and water in our house. Occasionally, a group will leave some soda in the fridge after checking out. Then, it is a real treat for us. I can't wait to hear how your ginger ale turns out. Maybe I'll make some. Good luck.

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  4. Tad made root beer once in glass bottles and one night we woke up to glass exploding (thank goodness they were in a closet). We don't recommend using glass for that reason.

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