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I collect jam jars

yogurt making“Don’t throw that jam jar away! ”

“Why?”

“I need it for jam making/yogurt/dried herbs/acorns/preserves/craft materials/gifts etc”

“But you’ve got lots already.”

strawberry jam making

This conversation happens in our household quite often. Even after two decades of being together, my husband still doesn’t understand my jam jar collection. So I squirrel them away. Stock piling them for the next batch of something that I make.

Over the years, I have become more fussy about the ones I keep. Ones with labels too difficult to remove, or won’t fit my funnels (yes, I have more than one), are put in the recycling bin. I avoid buying these ones, if I can help it.

stirring in jam

The rest? They do get used. This week I made strawberry jam and a batch of yogurt. I’ve used 8 for jam and 4 for potting up fruit yogurt. I decanted a packet of pumpkin seeds, that had split, into a jar for storage. They do get used.

potted up yogurt

First local farm box delivery service we used, offered yogurt in jam jars. Box and cleaned jars were returned ready for the next delivery each week. Very neat and less plastic. That service has gone now. I bought a yogurt maker and go through stages of making my own yogurt. As part of my becoming a greener me, I’ve started using it again.

These fruit yogurts are ready waiting in the fridge for the children to come home from school. Although I fancy some for lunch. Yum!

So ready to ‘fess up? Do you have a jam jar collection?

Joining in with #ThriftyThursday. A bit late!

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4 Responses to I collect jam jars

  • Gina Caro says:

    I confess, I have a jam jar collection, a bottle collection and a plastic tub collection all just incase! I haven’t got a yoghurt maker though, I like the sound of that. Is it easy to make yoghurt then? Thanks for joining in with #ThriftyThursday 🙂

    • Crafting Mother says:

      It is easy. You can use a thermos. I love my yogurt maker. Its very simple to use and clean afterwards. To make yogurt, all you need is milk and a couple of tablespoons of starter yogurt. You can add a little dried milk to make it thicker. And that is it!

  • Mr TimeToCraft says:

    You still have more jars than you could possibly use in a lifetime…

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