Are you one of those people who like to collect jars? Perhaps a few too many? Yep, that’s me.
My collection of jars seems to proliferate. Of course, I *could* throw them out but I hate doing that. Instead, I wash them out and keep them.
By the way, to remove sticky labels on jars I wash first in the dishwasher. The heat often removes much of the labels. If not, I soak them in hot water with a bit of detergent and a few drops of eucalyptus. I then scrap and scrub off the labels. If there is still sticky residue, I smear with coconut oil and then scrub off. Like attracts like, and the oil works really well.
Back to jars. As I said, I have rather a lot. Just before Christmas, I went to The Food Co-op Canberra (in the Australian National University), and stocked up on a few essentials such as good quality rye flour for my sourdough bread and Homeleigh Grove extra virgin olive oil (I’d kept some olive oil bottles specially to buy this – it’s fabulous). I also took the opportunity to drop off some jars.
The Food Co-op sells bulk goods without packaging – so you weigh out or measure out whatever you want and you get charged on that. It works out slightly cheaper, but more to the point, you reduce packaging.
Joyful Giving tally
7 x glass jars