The Life and Projects of An Avid Hobbyist

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sugar...The Final Frontier

These are the voyages of a sugar addict. My boldly explore ways to cut my sugar intake down (trek anyone?).


I consume way too much sugar. 

Not surprisingly, it comes in so many forms.
  1. I drink a lot of fruit juice - there's a special place in my heart for cranberry juice, but I am not particular.  
  2. I drink soda (damn that Pepsi) less often, but when it suits me.  
  3. I have a sweet tooth that won't be stopped - oh, how I love all types of cookies, cakes, tarts etc.  I doesn't help that I am a decent baker too.
  4. Pasta anyone?
  5. Hidden sugars - condiments, coffees, fruit leathers...
So, I'm not going to make a pledge or anything, but I am going to more closely monitor my eating and cutting sugar down.  I'll be reporting back my progress...wish me luck

This week's challenge: Begin to ween myself off of sugar in my coffee.
In canning news, I searched high and low for hermetic jars and lucked up when I found some here and here.  I've been using them to develop a Sunshine Pickle recipe.

What are sunshine pickles you ask? They are cucumbers that have been allowed to ferment in a brine in full sunlight for a period of days.

Here are my first 2 jars,  a kirby cucumber in one and a mix (very) hot pepper in the other.  Can't wait to try them.



Ina said...

Good luck kicking the sugar habit. Do tell how the sunshine pickles turn out.

Donna Lee said...

I have a terible sweet tooth, too. I am trying to cut back on the sugar intake but not move onto sugar substitutes. I hate the aftertaste.

I don't drink a lot of juice (many are too acidic and bother my stomach)and I avoid soda as much as I can but I am a sucker for a good cookie.

Victoria said...

how's that working out for you?