Ginger Grale Juice Recipe

I recently bought a juicer by an Austrian brand that has slow cold press masticating squeezer mechanism. Amazon has currently a promotion going on offering a $20 coupon making it really cheap compared to others. The results are great and it is easy to clean. Finally i can drink my veggies. I have played around with recipes from the web and created a few on my own (which is really not hard, you just end up every once in a while with juice you just want to drink later…). I make a large enough amount to drink one glass and store about two bottles.

Here’s the recipe. All ingredients are also weighted in metric units.

  • Bowl of grapes (500g)
  • Two stalks of celery (75g)
  • 1 cucumber (280g)
  • 4 limes (125g)
  • Piece of ginger root (25g)
  • 3 apples (350g)
  • 1 kiwi (70g)

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    Three-Flour Sourdough

    My daily-use sourdough for making Laugenbrez’n (Pretzels), Brötchen (Buns) and Langsemmeln (Long bread rolls) as well as all kind of lighter breads consists of three kinds of flours: Spelt, Wheat and Rye flour.

    It is simple to make and lasts forever if it is fed every morning. The feeding process became part of my morning routine.

    In a high container (preferably a sourdough a pickling crock, but a plastic container will do just fine) combine all three flours, add water and a knife tip of active dry yeast and stir. You can start with any amount, simply multiply. The proportion of Rye:Spelt:Wheat regarding weight is 1:2:2 for the flour and total flour:water 1:1.4. The amounts I start with are listed at the bottom. Fresh yeast (1g) would be preferred over active dry yeast, but I had a hard time finding it in the US and over time I got better at the converting required amounts of fresh yeast to active dry yeast.

    Put the lid on top, but leaving a small gap so that it is not completely sealed. You could also just cover it with a wet cotton kitchen towel. I store mine in a kitchen cabinet. After 24 hours feed the dough with flour in the same proportion and add fresh water. Water:Flour weight proportion is now 1:1. Repeat every 24 hours. The amount you add to feed the dough depends on how much you are going to use it. If you feed the dough always the same amount you started with you will be baking frequently!

    After the first day you should observe small bubbles on top of the dough should start observing bubbles on the top of the sourdough and a light sour smell.

    Starting from day four you are ready to use the dough. It should have a nice sour smell and a creamy consistency.

    Ingredients (Start)

    • 10g (0.35 ounces) of Rye flour
    • 20g (0.7 ounces) of Spelt flour
    • 20g (0.7 ounces) of Wheat flour
    • 70g (2.5) of Water
    • Knife-tip of active dry yeast

    Ingredients (Feeding)

    • 10g (0.35 ounces) of Rye flour
    • 20g (0.7 ounces) of Spelt flour
    • 20g (0.7 ounces) of Wheat flour
    • 50g (2.5 ounces) of Water

    USA – A country in burgers

    Over the last 2+ years I have been traveling a lot through the United States and Canada. During that time I tried a lot of burger places. It took me a while to go through my photos, to sort and annotate them. Here are my top three locations. A lot of pictures and impressions are featured in the gallery below. I will continuously update this post, add new pictures and maybe expand the list of top locations.

    #3 Paradise Pup, Des Plaines, IL [Facebook | Yelp]

    I am not the first reviewer to rate this as a top location for burgers. Every time we landed at O’Hare International Airport we made sure to have cash since there are no cards accepted here.

    #2 Octave Grill, Chesterton, IN [ Website | Yelp]

    This place features craft beers on tap and one of the best burgers I have ever had. Loved the goat cheese on it. I can’t wait until I can come back. The only downside is that this place is not open every day during lunch hours. However, their sweet potato tots with the honey mustard sauce are unmatched.

    #1 The Thurman Cafe, Columbus OH [Website | Yelp ]

    Seriously the best burgers in North America. I went there several times and every burger I tried was fantastic.

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