In which there are Mason, Kerr, and Ball jars.
I like jars. You can get a bunch of them for like twelve bucks, and use them for pretty much everything from juice glass to food storage to coffee brewing. They’re probably less awesome in kitchens with stone floors, but in general if you don’t drop them they’re lovely.
And now for some pictures of things in jars.
Portable breakfast in a jar:
Coffee brewing in a jar:
A sewing kit in a jar:
(Although, if you make one, do use a wide-mouthed jar, as this one requires you to pour all of the contents out in order to get a single item.)
More breakfast in a jar:
A jar transformed into a sippy cup:
And old jelly jar made into a soy wax candle, with an even smaller jar with sand paper glued to the lid holding matches:
My grandmother’s basement is full of old jars. It’s handy as heck.
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I’ve decided not to buy plastic containers if I can help it, especially not single-use items. So much comes from the store in a reusable plastic container with a lid — Kalamata olives, cottage cheese, etc — that you really don’t need to buy storage containers.
It’s so weird to me that we throw those things out daily and then go buy GladWare, a product with lids that don’t even fit.
I have no idea why Mason jars are suddenly all the rage, but I feel it must have something to do with people’s reactions to the expensive, resource-depleting absurdity that is bottled water.