Jifu had bought a jar of stem ginger pieces in sugar syrup while shopping for the kitchen. She explained that when she was young her mother had often used it in ginger cake and it was wonderful. I was intrigued. I’d made it before using ground ginger, but it had always been a bit disappointing. […]
Ponzu is a versatile citrus sauce that I first encountered as a marinade in a bottle in Japan. It’s a brightly flavoured sauce made with yuzu citrus fruit blended with soy sauce, rice vinegar, dashi, and mirin. It is often used to flavour all kinds of dishes in the Japanese kitchen. Nabe was one in […]
When the weather heats up and it gets hot and sticky, the longing for thirst quenching drinks inevitably comes up. Enter the sports drink! After reading the ingredients on the labels of commercial bottles it occurred to me that it must be possible to make it yourself? Salt, sugar, and water plus flavourings and additives? I checked on […]
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