At the moment we’re all trying our best to reduce the amount of time we spend outside the home, which means making fewer trips to the shops for essentials like food and cleaning products. To minimise interactions with supermarkets, market stalls and greengrocers, many are keen to make what they do have at home go that little bit further, whether it’s freezer stocks, fresh produce or even cosmetics. Using a range of jars and bottles can help extend the shelf life of products and encourage economic use.
Jars and bottles with lids offer a fantastic, airtight storage solution that doesn’t take up much shelf space. The insulating materials make them ideal for room temperature and cold storage and so a variety of foods can benefit from being stored in jars. Some of our top tips for making food go further is to create jam jar portions of breakfast items such as overnight oats, cereals or fruit pots which can keep in the fridge for up to 7 days. This can also be useful for lunchtimes, with salad pots and soup being an easy go-to for those home workers, not only will this help extend the life of fresh fruit but can also help limit aimless snacking!
Making the Best of The Freezer
When it comes to preserving food, the freezer is a godsend. Whether you’re looking to use up some frozen fruits and veggies to make a delicious pasta sauce, chutney or jam or you want to freeze some portions for use at a later date, glass jars and bottles will keep produce from being exposed to the harsh cold and will keep your meals in easy to defrost portion sizes. Not to mention, by sealing food off from the intrusion of air, both in and out of the freezer there is less chance of bacterial growth and so the jar can be safely defrosted while you’re out of the house.
If you’re looking for jars and bottles to help preserve your stocks, take a look at our online store.
Karen Taylor - also known by some of our customers as 'Jam Jar Karen'..