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Using Canning Jars Every Day

new green Ball mason jar soap dispenser

New limited edition Ball Mason jar soap dispenser available in our Etsy shop. llfarm.etsy.com

With the new release of Balls Anniversary Edition jars hitting the shelves I have had several questions about them. They are a pretty vintage looking green this year and are available in the pint and quart size. So exciting, my canning pantry is going to be so colorful this fall! I saved 8 cases of each for my own pantry.

Seeing that I have a “canning budget” every year and I had not planned on purchasing so many new jars this year my remaining is pretty slim. I’ll have to be creative when it comes to other unthought-of of needs this season. 🙂 I am up for the challenge!

Using them to carry food for lunch is a great way to be earth friendly and avoid using plastic in your daily life. I like the pint jars for carrying liquids in such as fruit juice, milk, iced tea.

I love to store dried herbs in our blue vintage style jars. The original zinc lids and a new rubber seal still work great for this purpose.

 

 

  • One question was if these jars worked well for transporting soup. My answer is YES! While the jars are made from tempered glass and are very sturdy, but sudden temperature changes can crack them. I like to fill them with the hottest tap water and let them warm up a bit before adding boiling hot liquids. You do this anyway when canning-warm the jars before adding boiling ingredients.

 

  • Do I use them every day? Again YES. I love the wide mouth jars for this. I have 15-20 jars that are just for day to day use and not for canning. I marked the bottom with red nail polish to identify them. Everyday use will add stress, small scratches etc.. to the jars and they are more likely to break when pressure canning with them. This is also the reason when emptying our jars used for canning I use wooden or a rubber spoon to get every last drop from the jar. (NO metal knives in the jelly jars…please is often heard coming from my lips)

 

  • Do you reuse the lid section of the 2-piece lids. The answer is YES and NO. Yes, to seal a jar for leftovers in fridge, freezer, dry goods. No for pressure or waterbath canning.

 

  • Will I be offering our mason jar soap dispensers in the new green this year? YES, we are working on getting them photographed as quickly as we can in the mean time feel free to request a special listing for them from our Etsy shop.

If you have more questions I am always happy to answer them or help you find an answer. Contact me through Etsy or at karyn@lizzylanefarm.com

blue american heritage jar at lizzy lane farm

blue Ball American Heritage Mason jars.

A Facebook Exclusive- Mothers’ Day Tea Blending Sampler Gift Set

Today is the day to find out what is in the works on our work bench…
A Facebook exclusive-Mother’s Day Tea Blending Sampler Gift Set

Lizzy Lane Farm Botanicals

Our Mother’s Day tea sampler set is up on our Facebook page as an exclusive offer for a limited time just for our Facebook friends. Stop over like us and order yours. Lizzy Lane Farm Botanicals Facebook page. This is a limited edition and they probably won’t hang around long enough to make it to our website or Etsy shop. I can’t believe it has been several years since I made our last offering of these. They sold out in 2 days! Thanks to Zoe, our newest shop team mate for picking up so much of the day to day work here in the shop that I had the time to offer these again.

This wooden gift basket is custom stamped and holds 6 drawstring bags containing organic herbs to experiment blending your own loose teas. The herbs include our food/ culinary grade lavender, red rose buds, chamomile

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A little mason jar eye candy….for a Monday morning

There is something about seeing canning jars in the farm house that just makes me feel I am home!….my own home, shop or at a friends house.

 

 

 

mason jar hanging flower vase pint jar with hanging lid

They remind me of simpler days gone by, hold promise for the future…

 

hanging mason jar votive holder

It doesn’t matter if they are holding canned food or items to decorate our home…

 

 

hanging mason jar votive holder light

If you are like me they are all over the house, barn and workshop…

 

 

hanging mason jar vase with flowers

 

 

 

hanging mason jar vase and flowers

 

 

 

hanging jelly jar

 

 

 

hanging canning jar votive holder

 

 

hanging blue ball mason jar

 

 

a vintage pint blue ball perfect mason jar luminary hold tea and votive candles as well as flowers or potpourri

 

 

find these and more in our Etsy shop. As always special requests are always welcome

We hit 1000 and we have been featured

 

Our Lizzy Lane Farm Etsy shop hit our 1,000th sale today. A milestone I have been waiting for and watching since May. In the bustle of the day finishing up a batch of Chocolate lipbalm, herbal dusting powder and a batch of Jewelweed salve. 1000 came and went before I noticed. Woops.

I have contacted the one whom placed the exciting order and have asked permission to showcase her and her Etsy shop.

our latest feature

Also very exciting around here is the latest summer edition of Creating Vintage Charm magazine has featured our organic culinary lavender. I love this magazine it is real eye candy, so country and I have ordered a copy so I can get a better look than the viewer on their website.

 

featuring our organic culinary lavender

Sorry the pictures aren’t that good, like I said the on line view is not all that great, but when my copy arrives I’ll fix them for you so you can have a good look too…

Aren’t our jars of lavender so pretty and fit very nicely.

Our culinary food grade lavender is available in 1 ounce $3.00, 1/2 pound $10.50 and 1 pound for $22.50

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