3) Ginger beer - why buy it from shops?...
Some fresh grated ginger (fine grate) and some dried ginger.
Some sugar (light and/or dark muscovado is best, white cane will do).
A dash of lemon juice (from a bottle is fine, if using fresh then use some zest too).
Water (cold plain drinking water - NOT fizzy/'gassed' water).
Quarter teaspoon of bread yeast (just over 1ml / a decent pinch) - we all love fizzy drinks right? Leave this bit (and the warm room later) out if you want flat ginger beer.
Put all of this in a 2 liter fizzy drinks bottle (must be a fizzy drink one - pressure will build up inside). Shake and leave somewhere warm for UPTO 2 days (check the bottle isn't getter too hard). Place in fridge, drink as and when - don't forget a means to strain it as you serve.
All quantities are 'to taste'. The drink is pretty robust, so is hard to get wrong.
Kids, if you do try this at home - be warned, if the bottle does get left for too long or gets too warm, it will split and spray sugary mess everywhere.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh - traditional Ginger Beer!
Don't give it to small children, yeast and sugar lead to alcohol and thus to the naughtier end of the playground song spectrum....
And if you are lucky with your yeast, you'll get a Ginger Beer Plant, which will grow and grow and fill your kitchen with bottles of fermenting ginger beer. You DO like ginger beer, don't you?
I'm just a bouncer, splatterers do it with more force.....