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Thursday, July 31, 2008

antique jars


My new "favorite thing" in the kitchen.  Antique jelly jars with tin lids.  David's aunt Alice Ann gave me a whole box of them.  She inherited them from her mother, and had them lying around in her basement for years and years.  They were old fashioned jelly jars, the kind her mother used to seal with paraffin when she made homemade jams.  She said she was quite happy to be rid of them: I think she's just being generous.  Of course I was being greedy, if you've been around here long enough you know my obsessions with glass jars.

They are on my counter now, repurposed as salt containers.  Quite handy for the different salts we use frequently.  From left to right, fleur de sel from Brittany, kosher salt, Australian red salt, Mexican sea salt from the sea of Cortez (found for 5 pesos a bag at a market in Todos Santos.)  I still have a whole box load, my mind is racing, so many possibilities, so many things I could do with these little darlings.  Stay tuned for more!


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