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Don’t Be Careless!

By: Ardis E. Parshall - August 01, 2013

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  1. Didn’t know one could be careless about sugar. Sugar is sugar. Never thought brands were very different. We’re loyal to the price.

    Comment by Mex — August 1, 2013 @ 10:26 am

  2. Not entirely clear about the differences between canning and preserving, even though my grandmother, mother, and wife all canned. Or preserved. Whatever.

    Comment by kevinf — August 1, 2013 @ 11:09 am

  3. You made me curious, kevinf, so I Googled. There *is* actually a difference in meaning — it depends on the amount of sugar used, appropriately enough. In preserving, the ratio of sugar to fruit is anywhere between three-quarters to equal parts. In canning, it’s anything up to one-third sugar. (Don’t ask me what it is when the sugar is between one-third and three-quarters the amount of fruit … get another cookbook, I suppose.)

    I had no idea they were technically two different things.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — August 1, 2013 @ 11:54 am

  4. It makes sense — “preserves” = jams and jellies, which have a high sugar content. I’d never thought of the difference in terms of the verbs, though, only the resulting nouns.

    Comment by lindberg — August 1, 2013 @ 12:34 pm

  5. Yes!! The “true” sugar!

    Comment by Grant — August 1, 2013 @ 1:12 pm

  6. It’s about time you show up to approve of this ad, Grant. I posted it especially for you!

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — August 1, 2013 @ 1:25 pm

  7. Sugar, like money, is fungible. I learned that word in law school. My wife still swears by C&H though. And she’s the Physics Teacher. (Chemistry, not so much).

    Comment by Grant — August 1, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

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