Milk bottles are soaring off the shelves at the moment, with more people than ever looking to use these glass bottles as opposed to plastic alternatives. It’s no secret that reusable milk bottles are kinder to the environment, whether you use them to get refillable milk from a dairy or use them store excess produce. There are so many uses beyond this though, and everyone can benefit from owning a milk bottle!
Nothing says lazy Sunday brunch like a jug of fresh juice and whether you’re an apple or orange fan, it couldn’t be simpler to make your own. With the aid of a juicer, any sort of juice can be made in bulk and stored in our milk bottles for use at a later date. If you’re holding a brunch, then our 1-litre size is perfect for serving larger groups and makes a fantastic rustic addition to the table setting, or if you’re making enough juice for you to use in the week, our 250ml sizes are great for portioning out, so you can just grab one and go! Why not make a different juice for every day of the week and freeze any excess in another sized bottle, prepping you for weeks to come!
Infuse Some Booze
Whether you’re a flavoured gin connoisseur or a spiced rum savourer, our milk bottles are great for infusing your favourite tipples. Simply add your booze of choice, flavourings and sugar to the bottle, seal and leave for a minimum of six weeks. Some of our favourite seasonal fruits and veggies make delicious additions to white spirits including strawberries, rhubarb and even rocket and our clear milk bottles look chic and rustic, so you won’t mind leaving them on display around your home, filled with colourful harvested goodies!
Make Your Own Milk
While our milk bottles are great for refilling with locally sourced milk, you could even try and make your own dairy alternatives. Oat milk, nut milk and even hemp milk are simple to create at home and will last significantly longer when stored in the fridge in a glass bottle. Go double green by reducing your dairy intake and your plastic use!
Most people don’t stop to consider just how useful glass jars with lids can be and many of us associate them with preserves, pickles and jams, but their uses stretch far beyond these delicacies! Employed by many for their ease of cleaning, reusability and freshness, the humble glass jars can come in handy in almost every room in the house!
Keep Veg Fresher
With airtight seals, glass jars with lids are ideal for keeping food and produce fresher for longer. One of the latest trends people are trying is cutting up their vegetables, submerging them in water in a jar and then screwing the lid on. This unique way of storing vegetables is said to preserve their shelf life and keep them crisper and fresher than just storing in the fridge, or in an empty container. This is a perfect solution for those who find themselves throwing out lots of vegetables every time they stock up the fridge, and with jars in a range of sizes, its ideal from everything from carrots and squash to baby onions and peas!
Shake it Up
Glass jars with lids are ideal for making food and drinks that require shaking, whether it’s salad dressings, cocktails, or even beaten eggs. Perfect for single portions, those in a hurry in the morning can use a traditional 8oz jar to store their breakfast smoothie, pre-made omelette mix or even overnight oats. But don’t worry, the night owls can benefit from them too, add premeasured cocktails, sauces and salads to them for dinner (and drinks) on the go!
Stick to a Plan
We’ve all been there….you’re trying to drop a few pounds and the lure of the chocolate at the back of the cupboard is compelling us to break our diet. Using glass jars with lids to portion out meals and snacks that are quick and easy to grab when temptations strikes, makes us far more likely to stay on track with our healthy eating and less likely to give in to temptation!
To purchase glass jars with lids in a range of sizes, visit our website.
August is another ripe month for home growers and seasonal cooks, with lots of great British staples making their way off trees, out of the ground and into kitchens. Whether you’ve got a glut to use up, want to try something a little bit different with this harvest or just enjoy the intense flavours of seasonal produce, we’ve got some delicious recipes for the month ahead.
Technically a fruit, peas come into fruition this season and with large plants with plenty of pods, it’s easy to end up snowed under! A staple with Friday night fish and chips, midweek meals and even Sunday dinners, these little green peas are a hit with adults and children alike, so make sure they don’t go to waste by preserving them. Simply blanch them in boiling water for 3-5 minutes, place into a jar and fill 2cm from the top with boiling salt water. Depending on your crop amounts, we have a range of glass jars to buy online to suit!
Cherries and Kirsch
One of the most anticipated treats at Christmas time is cherries in kirsch and whether you pop them in champagne or eat them straight from the jar, these boozy sweet treats always go down well. Making your own kirsch couldn’t be simpler and with them ripening on the trees now, you’ve got 4 months to let your cherries absorb all of the delectable flavour before Xmas. Simply destone your cherries and smash up the stones, before placing them in a jar filled with vodka. Leave to marinate for as long as you can resist, before popping in some whole cherries. See our range of glass jars to buy online and make lots of small samples or one huge batch with our small and large versions.
All of our glass jars to buy online are available in wholesale or retail quantities as well as smaller pack sizes for home use.
Karen Taylor - also known by some of our customers as 'Jam Jar Karen'..