Imagine my joy…as I began to blog about my beloved jars…to find that you wanted to know more about them!! (And here I thought you’d think I was just a nerd with jars.)
Yes, it’s true.
I LOVE talking about jars, and looking at jars, and using jars…
So, here’s a bit more information about my jars for you!
I use jars if at all possible for just about everything, as I’ve read about the unhealthy use of many plastics. (Don’t worry, more on plastics coming up in another post!)
Beyond trying to avoid plastic…I simply LOVE jars.
I love the way they look…I love all the different sizes and shapes they come in…I love all the things you can put into them…and I love how things look once they’re in them.
I like to display them on top of my fridge with my baked goods. I like to fill them with my oats, rice, popcorn, beans and pasta and put them into my pantry.
I like to put my leftovers (if we happen to actually have any) into them so that I can see what I have in my fridge.
I like to put my spices into small ones since I buy spices in bulk…and don’t like pulling out a one pound bag of oregano each time I need a teaspoon of it. (Do you know how big one pound of oregano is? About half the size of your pillow…no kidding.)
The milk we get from our farming friends is put into awesome half gallon jars.
And of course, I do a lot of canning in the summer/fall…so I need hundreds of jars for that. Most of my canning jars used to be my mom’s, which makes them even more special. (And by the way, why…when we use jars to preserve food do we call it “canning”? I think it should be called “jarring”….but whatever.) :)
I ordered my milk jars from my health food co-op, Azure Standard, for a very reasonable price. I’ve gotten many of my other jars very inexpensively at the dollar store. Or at garage sales.
Or…I’ve received them as gifts…because when people see cool jars…guess who they think of?
Yes…their friend…the nerd with jars. ;)