The other day I had one of those “Duuuhhhhh” moments when I read on Beech Nut’s Facebook page about using the baby food jars for spice jars. For months I have tried to find jars that were food grade, glass, sealed easily for freshness, were available in multiple sizes….yeah, hello, right in front of me. Oops. (Which why it went over my head I don’t know! My Dad was the one who collected the jars when Ford was little so he could stash his nails and screws away.)
I have a very large spice/herb collection – well over 50 that I use constantly so I was figuring I would drop $100 for jars if I ever found what I wanted (but probably more) so being able to get jars that are everything I wanted for free (OK, they do cost but Triple B still loves eating baby food so win-win).
Currently I am collecting all 4 ounce jars but also 6 ounce ones for larger items, such as cinnamon sticks and candied ginger. I figure for some small spices we will go back and get a few 2 ounce stage 1 foods for it.
Then when I have them all ready (recycle the label, soak to remove the glue on the jar), Kirk is going to paint the lids for me and then seal them (he paints miniatures) and then put spice labels on the top and front. This should be a fun project so Walker needs to eat lots 😉