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Uses For Extra Jars: Replace Tupperware & Plastic Bags

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in Blog, Uses for Jars | 0 comments

Uses For Extra Jars: Replace Tupperware & Plastic Bags

Jars in Fridge

There are plenty more uses for canning jars in the kitchen than just canning fruits and veggies. Glass jars are naturally BPA free, last virtually forever, and provide a utilitarian alternative to traditional packaging: you can see what’s in there, they stack well, and they clean easily. Plus, as always, canning jars just look better than plastic containers.

For one thing, bulk ingredients can be kept in them. Herbs, spices, nuts, seeds, baking ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, chocolate chips, etc), and other dry goods can all be kept fresh long-term in canning jars of appropriate sizes. You can even pre-mix recipes in the jars for making later. For example, the Holcomb Hollow Bars with Benefits ingredients are all stored in various jars and then combined in 2 quart jars before baking. Conversely, pet food can also stored in (different) 2 quart jars to avoid keeping a bulky 25 pound bag in the kitchen.

Leftovers can be put in jars instead of plastic bags or tupperware. In fact, you can even eat right out of the jars, or fill a jar with something to be eaten on the go instead of wasting a bag every day for lunch. Pasta sauces or other homemade condiments can be prepared and stored in jars (such as our Sweet & Spicy ketchup) for later use. Jars are even microwavable, as long as the lid is removed.

Stay tuned to this blog for more unorthodox uses for canning jars and be sure to join our Black Market Pickle List to stay up-to-date on happenings here at Holcomb Hollow.