We traded coffee for ginger at the PSU Farmers Market c/o Groundworks Organic, who we have a lasting relationship with. Ginger in the Pacific Northwest is rarely grown, yet when its found it may be harvested around this time of year. In Japan, ginger may be kept for the rest of the year by burying it in soil, where it keeps well. To prepare ours we washed, and removed some of the brown skin. Slicing into discs we weighed out equal parts of cane sugar, and put the two in a bowl together to rest overnight. Water, clove, and cardamon were added and simmered over low heat for roughly 40 minutes. Currently the strained out ginger slices are being dried in our oven on sheet pans. ginger apple things sound pretty good. Thanks to Groundworks Organic for growing ginger close to home.
Now that the Cargo bike is workable it is time to ready our delivery bike for fall. In two weeks we will get our brakes adjusted, but for the moment we are going to add a new bell that we picked up at Canoe (13th and Alder). Canoe and Beam and Anchor are both offering smaller brass “bell” brand bells, but the word is that Western Bikes has the slightly deeper sounding brass “Crane” bell. Shopping can be fun. We have also purchased perhaps our tenth set of Planet bike lights to be ready as a back up, or for friends. There should always be an extra set at both the roastery and Courier downtown- safety first!!