You would think it would only be things in the garden, but nope. My order for glass jars showed up. Above is a non-quilted jelly jar. I'm not a fan of the quilted kind so I decided I needed more and would order them online. Now I have nice smooth jars with places to put on a label if I want to. Or I can forgo the label as I can actually see what is inside. I got a case (12 jars) of both the 8oz size and the 4oz size. I hope they hold up as well as the quilted jelly jars do.
Canning trivia fact: Ball put out a line of blue jars this year as a 100th anniversary tribute to to its original jars which were blue. I'm staying away from them. Blue isn't a color I want to see my food through. I prefer the original coloring. Original color of the food that is not of the jars.
I also learned that these bottles are called woozy bottles. Well these are 5oz wide mouth woozy bottles. Anyone have a clue as to why they are called a woozy bottle? I bought them so I could make some infused vinegars as gifts. It is just about herb season around here.
So this morning I was thinking about my bottles and what I would fill them with. I needed to clean the bathroom, but somehow that didn't get done in the morning. I cleaned out my pantry instead. I got rid of the failed experiments from last year, so I can have new experiments in food this year. It is always fun to make new things. Do you see that middle shelf in the above photo? Well that is two jars of jam (one peach/blueberry and one plum) and three jars of strawberry syrup. I need more jam on my shelf. I really don't eat that much jam, but the strawberry jam was SO good. I need more. My favorite use for it is to make thumbprint cookies. Pure butter shortbread with a drop of jam in the middle. Just heaven. And it is almost strawberry season.
The lower part of my pantry has some pickled onions, beans, sweet potatoes, and applesauce. And just a few jars of tomato sauce left. I gave most of it away when I found I couldn't eat tomatoes anymore, but I'm going to make chili and pizza sauce for my husband until it runs out. Cleaning the pantry is so much more fun than cleaning the bathroom. I get to dream about all the things that might get put in here over the year.