I was a little rash on our trip to Dunelm on Sunday when I saw that they had 20% off all their kilner jars.
|A good selection of jars and bottles|
I love these jars at the best of times and already have quite a few, we use them to store pasta, rice, cous cous, different salts and other foods. But lately I've been seduced by Pinterest and many different blogs (mainly Americans ones) where I've seen pictures of pantries full of canned produce waiting to be eaten when fresh fruit and veg are scarce and I've been determined to have a go.
I did have success with my pears in syrup last year, we've been eating them the last couple of weeks and they've been great, but I'd like to try proper canning so I need the right jars for the job. That's my excuse anyway and I think if I build my collection of these jars "little and often" then the cost won't come as such a shock.
How do others build their collection of jars for canning? I've seen pictures where they have litery hundred of them and to buy new it would cost a fortune. I've got loads of jam jars that everyone now saves for me, but canning jars are a bit harder to come by.