Course: Drink

How to Make an All-Natural Electrolyte Drink – Strawberry Ginger Switchel

How to Make an All-Natural Electrolyte Drink – Strawberry Ginger Switchel

Switchel has been on my radar for years. In fact, I have four (FOUR!) bottles of molasses in my pantry because it’s a main ingredient and I have had plans to make switchel for years. Touted as the old-school Gatorade, switchel is the electrolyte-filled energy drink of early American farmers. Laura Ingalls Wilder mentioned switchel in “The Long Winter”: “Ma had sent them ginger-water. She has sweetened the cool well-water with sugar, flavored it with vinegar, and put in plenty of ginger to warm their stomachs so they could drink till they were not thirsty. Ginger-water would not make them […]

How To Make A Ginger Bug [For Naturally Fermented Soda]

How To Make A Ginger Bug [For Naturally Fermented Soda]

What is a Ginger Bug? A ginger bug is a naturally fermented soda starter made from ginger, sugar and water. That’s it! This simple, easy recipe will walk you through making a natural carbonated drink full of probiotic-y goodness! In like 5 minutes! When you make your ginger bug, you’re using ginger and sugar to capture the natural yeast in the air around you and begin the process of fermentation. Fermentation was the original way of preserving foods before electricity or canning. Health Benefits of a Ginger Bug If you haven’t jumped on the fermented foods bandwagon yet, you should! […]

Make Your Own Instant Hot Chocolate

Make Your Own Instant Hot Chocolate

  Guys! Guys! Guys! I have to tell you about this recipe I just found! It’s amazing. It’s a recipe for instant homemade hot chocolate mix that’s WAY better than store-bought! Hot Chocolate. The sound of it invokes images of cold, blustery snow days, intimate Winter nights in front of the fire and just down right coziness. When my step-daughter visits during the summer, I pour myself a cup of coffee, pour her a cup of hot chocolate and we start the day out on the front porch together. I treasure our early morning conversations together over our cups of “coffee”. […]