My Very First Time in the Can & It Ain’t Gonna Be Sweet

Posted by organicneedle in canning, CSA/ Local Food

Paid a little visit to Ma Needle in the South over the weekend & she hooked me up with all my canning needs. Isn’t mooching a beautiful thing?   So…now I have no excuse not to get my CAN in gear.  And because berry season will quickly be coming to a close I think I shall make preserves my first attempt.  (OK…it may also have something to do with the fact that my mother said the easiest, narcoleptic cat simple thing to can are jams.  She just ASSUMES I will take the easiest path. Geeeeze.  Soooo judgmental.)  So jams it is.  I grew up eating my grandmother’s trip-an-old-nun-to-get-to-the-last-jar-raspberry preserves, so I know I can get my hands on some killer recipes.  The problem?  Sweet sassy malassy with the sugar,  Granny Needle!  How do we not all diabetes and shares in a moo-moo manufacturing company?  Save a little cane for the rest of the continent.nn

Since I would prefer my children not to need dentures by the second grade…I would like to find  some recipes with a wee bit less sugar. Like none.  I also don’t want any artificial sweeteners.  And since  everyone gave me such great canning advice last time…why bother to do my own research.  (I am actually doing research…but there is nothing better then a tried and true recipe in which someone else has suffered through all the trying and a truing.)

Oh…and can you all be quick about doing my your homework; berry season is almost over here and I you forgot to get started in time.