Could it be that she used table salt which turns them a dark, muddy color?
Originally Posted by Saria
I have no clue, I never paid the least bit of attention when she was canning the loads of food from their garden. I wish I had! I never had any interest in cooking until I got much older and she was already gone. They were almost a dark black/green color and so sugary sweet with a hint of spice (not hot spice, but savory spice). I'll have to investigate next time I talk to mom.

Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.