AT THE TABLE

 

Fresh Ginger Syrup

 
1/2 to 3/4 lb fresh washed ginger
4 limes
3 cups sugar(Heather uses honey)
2 qts boiling water
 
Break nubbins off ginger, peel larger roots and grate coarsely in food processor or by hand.
Take the peel off two limes by using a potato peeler.  Squeeze all 4 limes.
    
Place ginger, nubbins, lime juice, lime peel and sugar in large glass jar or pottery crock.
Pour in boiling water and stir just to dissolve sugar.
    
Cover and let stand in a warm, dark, draft free place for 2 days.  Strain liquid through several layers of cheesecloth and pour into bottles.  Put lids on bottles and keep for 3 more days at room temperature.  Refrigerate. 

It will keep for weeks.  Makes 4 to 5 pints.  To serve mix with equal amounts of water, seltzer, or add it to your fave cocktail for some zing .  Enjoy!