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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Canning Without Sugar

Canning and Preserving Without Sugar, by Norma M. Macrae, R.D.

This book has turned out to be a wonderful resource for canning without sugar! It has several alternatives to sugar, grape juice, apple juice and honey to name a couple. It also explains how to use Agar Agar for a thickener instead of gelatin for thickening jams and such (instead of gelatin). It is a valuable tool for those who want to preserve things a better way. It is loaded with recipes and charts and general canning knowledge. I was confident to fiddle with things myself after reading this book, it really helped take the "mystery" of canning for me. Most people don't even know you can can without sugar because there is so little guidance out there in this area. I'm here to say, "YOU CAN - CAN WITHOUT SUGAR AND IT TASTES GREAT!"

I've made blackberry jam, peaches, peach butter, and tomato sauce so far. I've got a lot more planned, it takes a little doing to get started...but its easy once you get going!

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