Some weeks develop around a theme. This weeks focus is glass jars: Modern jars, vintage jars, and big, elusive jars.
My latest favorite kitchen gadget, quart jars, are in use on the counter. Not only do I have sprouts in various stages, but with fresh goat milk available again, I’ve have a starter batch of Kefir in a quart jar near the sprouts.
Adding to the jar theme, my mother brought up some more antique glass jars this weekend. Yesterday I organized my dry goods to make ornamental and functional use of them. These jars, with their bailing wires and glass lids, are reminders of the past, as they came to me from my grandmothers estate. It was satisfying to free up my pantry while displaying vintage jars filled with colorful grains and pastas atop the kitchen cabinets.
And, further contributing to glass jar irony, I spent part of the morning trying to locate economical gallon jars. Local goat breeders are desperate for them, as are those of us who buy and enjoy the fresh milk! In previous years they were available through our co-op, but have been discontinued. Shipping adds up fast when ordering them online, but Im still searching.
Even Keegan is fascinated with glass jars.