You may have realized that we here at Untrained Housewife love all things Mason Jars… ahem… 25 Ways to Use a Mason Jar… But what do you do with the extra canning jar lids? I will tell you exactly what you can do with them….
On a recent visit to my grandmother’s house, I received a special canning request. My grandmother had a couple of apple trees that were full of ripe apples, and she wanted apple butter. Normally, my grandmother makes my family apple butter, applesauce, and canned apples, and she gives them to family members for Christmas. I […]
I love the taste of fresh, summertime melons. Unfortunately, melons are not in season year long. This summer, I sought out jelly recipes that featured some of my favorite summertime melons. Since jellies keep for a year, it’s an easy way to bring that favorite, summertime fruit into the cold of winter. A lot of […]
I got a spinning spice rack when I first got married, but those spices are all used up or terribly old, and since I am growing many kitchen herbs myself, I wanted to use my mason jars to hold spices. BUT they didn’t spin and look all pretty in my kitchen! That’s where Sidney came […]
One of the benefits of drying your own herbs from the garden is that you always have plenty. When I dehydrate a batch of basil herbs, I end up with tons more than could possibly fit into a single, repurposed spice jar. So I needed a way to store my garden fresh herbs that would […]