1 1/2 cups of castor sugar in this recipe
So now I am on a learning curve about how to preserve what we grow in the garden without adding sugar and am not sure if that is even possible apart from freezing vegetables and that in itself is a problem as we don't have much freezer space. I haven't completely gone cold turkey as I can't resist grapes at this time of the year but I hope to do the 8 week quit programme before my next blood test in August. Firstly though, I will find out how much it costs and, if it is too expensive, I will do it on my Robinson Crusoe (on my own).
I also have been looking at sugar free recipes which are quite different from our usual menu but they do look delicious so I can see a lot of experimentation happening in coming weeks. I need to make some snacks as the ones I thought were healthy aren't unfortunately. It will be a whole new way of eating but, if it brings my cholesterol down to a healthy level, it will be worth it in the long run.
Today I was sitting on the back verandah eating my Weetbix, flaxseed and LSA mixture (well I had to replace the All Bran with something!) which is where I normally watch the cockatoos wrecking one of our macadamia trees when I heard screeching in the decimated Nashi tree and I knew the Rainbow Lorikeets had come back to finish off the two or three Nashis that they had left behind a few weeks ago.
The CEO and I were just commenting yesterday on the fact that the fruit was still there but it has all gone now. They certainly know how to destroy a fruit harvest in a matter of minutes.
I think I would rather watch the antics of the wildlife around the place than listen to the bad news on TV as it seems to worsen each day. Don't you agree?