Yup, still squirreling! While I’ve got my hands full in the kitchen, why don’t I share with you a super-easy and necessary (if you prefer for things to look pretty) tip that I find really useful?
I don’t like to buy new jars for pickling – we buy stuff that’s sold in glass jars anyway so why not just wash those and keep for later use? The only problem with being all smart like that is that you’re going to have different sized jars with all sorts of different colored lids. Uncool. Some people like to crochet or sew nice little covers for their jars, but honestly, I haven’t got nearly enough patience or time to do something like that. Crocheting dozens of little cap covers? Nah. So I take a bunch of napkins with cool patterns on them (these are from IKEA, they’re called ÄRFTLIG), fold them open, cut them into four squares (that makes covers for four jars), then separate the layers of the squares and stack them on top of the lid (placing them so that the corners show from under each layer, hard to explain, but I hope you get the picture). I then tie them tightly around the mouth of the jar, tie a knot and I’m done.
They look pretty, are easy to make and most important of all – they’re cheap and disposable. 🙂