If it’s not one thing it’s another. Thankfully reader Dale sent in a recipe for homemade Ginger Ale that I’m happy to share with you.
On Sunday night John fell while going up the stairs to bed and hit his head on a rendered brick wall. A fractured skull, bleeding in the brain, pneumonia and a couple of other things ended up with him in an induced coma and on a breathing machine. He is now awake and was moved today out of ICU at the brand new university hospital to the stroke unit as brain bleeds from an injury are the same as what you get with a stroke.
He’s pretty second hand at the moment but he’s been assured he ‘isn’t that bad’ and with effort he’ll be back at 100% soon. His memory seems fine and his ‘thinker’ seems to be perfectly normal but he has some weakness along his left side. SO, if you wondered where I’ve been, I’ve been pacing back and forth. Send him your best thoughts, it’s been a tough week.
Here’s Dale’s recipe for homemade ginger ale. If you’ve got a fizzy water maker, this recipe is a dream. I bet you could even make this with Splenda for a sugar free ginger ale too. I’m going to give it a try anyway.
- 3 oz fresh ginger, unpeeled
- 1-1/2 oz. sugar syrup (2 parts sugar to 1 part water. Simmer 5 min. then cool.)
- sparkling water
- 3 lime wedges
- Chop ginger very fine.
- Scrape into double or triple thickness cheese cloth.
- Wring out juice into small bowl. (Should have about 2 oz. of juice.)
- Add syrup to ginger juice and stir well.
- Pour over ice into 3 tall glasses.
- Top off with sparkling water and stir.
- Squeeze lime wedge over each drink and drop 1 into glass.
Hopefully we’ll be home in a few days and life will get back to normal. The dog is beside himself, the cats want to know if they can have his side of the bed and I’m just plumb pooped.