Sugar: What does it do to our food?

Sugar and processed food have been inextricably intertwined for decades now. Sugar or sucrose as some call it, has many technological properties that are beneficial for large scale food manufacturers. Before food processing turned industrial, sugar along with salt and fat were used primarily as preservatives. They were added to homemade condiments jams, ketchup, pickles, etc. … Continue reading Sugar: What does it do to our food?

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Nut Butters: Why are they better?

Our grandparents and great grandparents grew up on a variety of different homemade condiments that provided  them with an excellent sources of natural vitamins and nutrients. Most of these condiments were made from scratch using locally sourced, seasonal fruits and nuts. As a result their diets were rich and diverse and so they did not … Continue reading Nut Butters: Why are they better?