I love this site, so full of useful info .
Was reading a post which recomended purchase and disposal of mint jelly as ideal jars for preserving. The idea of spending money and then throwing food away didn't work for me, so I went to a budget German food retail shop and looked around - olives in 225ml jars , perfect size for my rowan jelly with the added bonus of olive tapenade from the previous contents. That works better in my Rowan fevered mind
Welcome Rik - perhaps you could tell us a bit about yourself, too.
I feel the same as you about throwing away food, although I think over time jars get collected in our household, just through use of things that we don't make (i.e. honey or syrup, and some smaller jars, like tartare and horseradish sauce, and, as you discovered, olives - even baby foods come in small jars, too.)
Look forward to hearing more of your preserving.
Or ask friends and neighbours for jars - I ended up with a whole load of them that way
The other problem with using mint jelly jars is it's hard to get rid of the minty smell. A friend of mine did that and gave me a jar of bramble jelly and I couldn't eat it because I could still taste the mint. It just tasted wierd. So if you are going to do it you'll need to soak the jars in milton or something similar to get rid of any trace of the previous contents...
Where did Rik go then?
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Nice to have it explained TA isn't it, Elsa is sometimes a little 'other worldly' and I didn't get it either!!
Incidentally I have had to change the time zone on my profile to UTC -1 to get the times showing correctly. Whatever happenned to Greenwich Mean Time I ask, it isn't an option.
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