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Frugal Sweeteners

Last post Sun, Aug 7 2011 10:24 AM by Brandy. 13 replies.
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  • Wed, Aug 3 2011 2:19 PM

    • Brandy
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    Frugal Sweeteners

    Sugar is sweet but the price is not.

    What do you use as a sweetener?

     

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  • Wed, Aug 3 2011 2:42 PM In reply to

    Re: Frugal Sweeteners

    I bought 4 gallons of raw local honey last summer and have been using that until now.  About 1/3 is left and that's after making nearly 100 jars of jam and fruit butters as well as pies, cakes, lemonade, various other desserts and beverages and salad dressings.  It was 100$ but honey is sweeter than sugar (to me anyway) so I use less.  I think it's saved me money but I never tracked my sweetener expenses.  I also keep stevia powder on hand to sweeten coffee and lemonade sometimes.

  • Wed, Aug 3 2011 5:05 PM In reply to

    • MarthaMFI
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    Re: Frugal Sweeteners

    We use honey, sugar and brown sugar. don't really use sugar much. don't bake much and we don't use it in coffee or tea much.  the honey or br sugar is more for toast or pancakes.

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  • Wed, Aug 3 2011 5:43 PM In reply to

    Re: Frugal Sweeteners

    Mostly honey, sugar and brown sugar here, too.  I do keep Spenda on hand for my morning coffee.

      I buy the big bottle of honey at Costco ... I put it in greek yogurt, and a lot of my bread recipes call for it.

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  • Wed, Aug 3 2011 8:51 PM In reply to

    Re: Frugal Sweeteners

    I use raw, organic, local honey only - will not settle for less when it comes to honey. I buy direct from a local bee keeper's house and also from a local vendor at the farmer's market. I get creamed raw honey, orange blossom and now a new lavander one that tastes almost like cinnamon honey. It's the ultimate deliciousness.

    Fresh dates make a great sweetener. I stocked up at Sunday's farmer's market... fresh, plump, moist organic locally grown Medjool dates. Yum.

    "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." ~Chinese Proverb~
  • Thu, Aug 4 2011 9:20 AM In reply to

    Re: Frugal Sweeteners

    We use sugar, brown sugar, and honey. 

    When your outgo exceeds your income, your upkeep is your downfall. - Unknown
  • Thu, Aug 4 2011 12:34 PM In reply to

    • Brandy
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    Re: Frugal Sweeteners

    Maggie Trudeau:
    but honey is sweeter than sugar (to me anyway) so I use less

    I find I don't need much honey either when I use it.

    I like it for natural and health reasons but I find it rather pricey to buy as well. The local honey costs more than commercially branded options.  :(

     

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  • Thu, Aug 4 2011 8:31 PM In reply to

    • Karen K
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    Re: Frugal Sweeteners

    I've been turned on to honey these last couple years.  A local farmer we know decided to start keeping bees and asked if he could put a few hives on our back property and he would give us honey in exchange.  Of course we said YES!  Now I can't see myself not having raw honey to cook and bake with.  He charges about $37/gal.  We recently traded for more honey with him for some woodworking we did for him.  This natural product is more precious than gold IMHO.
    Karen K

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  • Fri, Aug 5 2011 1:07 PM In reply to

    • mum2four
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    Re: Frugal Sweeteners

    Agave nectar

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  • Sat, Aug 6 2011 11:06 AM In reply to

    • MarthaMFI
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    Re: Frugal Sweeteners

    well was looking at prices today only reg sugar and br sugar is cheap!

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