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  • Flummery
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    I use the swap system. You save me your jars and I'll give you a jar of jam/chutney/marmalade etc. Most people think it's worth saving the jars they were going to recycle if they get something to eat out of it!

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  • TonyF
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    A chum local to me hit on a good idea - he waits until the supermarches have a sale on oir special offers, no matter what they're selling like white asparagus in jars, then goes in and buys loads, his only criteria being the price must be under 1 euro, gets all sorts of shapes and sizes for his bottling and pickling and often dumps the contents.

    But like the rest of us serious GYOs here, he recycles as much as he can and only goes buying when he absolutely has to. I have 'collectors' saving me their jars through the village and buying replacement lids and stuff here is really easy.

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  • dexterdoglancashire
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    Great link! Thanks!
    Bernie aka Dexterdog

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  • SarzWix
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    Another jar/bottle supplier

    Just a quick addition to the 'where to find jars' thing.
    Use recycled jars for our own use, but like nice ones for presents. Anyway, lookin for fancy bottles, came across this site; http://www.jbconline.co.uk/index.html

    Haven't tried them yet, but they've got some nice products.

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  • Earthbabe
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    I have a lovely large wardrobe in the dining room with a lovely large drawer. Gets a bit difficult to open when it's full of jars but they don't get in anyones way there.

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  • shirley
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    I must admit to being a bit of a horder when it comes to jars and the lids. I recycle as many as poss, my husband thinks I am mad and can be heard muttering under his breath when he finds my stash.

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  • Alison
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    Ventured into Tesco last night in search of cheap jars - took ages to find them and I HATE Tescos (well I hate most supermarkets but our Tesco's is really bad as it's one of those huge ones) - eventually found them on the top shelf but only 1 small one left and a couple of the bigger size with masses of spare space on the shelf. I blame whoever it was that mentioned it in the first place, must have been a run on them. Never mind, cleared them out and have filled with mincemeat and apple chutney this morning - will have to see if I can cope with going back again next week.

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  • NEWTO THE PLOT
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    Originally posted by monkeybum View Post
    Be careful with the Ikea jars if you are putting liquids in as they leak. Bit of a sloe gin puddle at my house, tempted to lick the lino about now!
    wouldn't that mean that ikea jars are not air tight then if they leek,so wouldn't be very good for anything really. ntp

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  • monkeybum
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    Be careful with the Ikea jars if you are putting liquids in as they leak. Bit of a sloe gin puddle at my house, tempted to lick the lino about now!

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  • skegblade
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    They're on the kitchen utensils aisle; we nearly missed them as they were perched on the bottom shelf; going back tomorrow for some more.

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  • Earthbabe
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    Thanks skegblade. Didn't see them last time I was in ours but as I tend to go round as quick as I can and leave fastish I probably would have only noticed them if they had been at the checkout or I tripped over them. I hate supermarket shopping!

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  • dexterdoglancashire
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    thanks for that SB - will look next time I pop down to Tesco! DDL

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  • skegblade
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    Just got back from our local tesco; they have square kilner type jars in two sizes; 750 ml for £1.27 and 1.35 litre for £1.97.

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  • Mrs Dobby
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    Originally posted by dexterdoglancashire View Post
    Mrs D - got visions of you and your OH in M&S - got to ask what did you do with all the beetroot? I'm a convert after growing my own this year, but only home grown will do, find the bottled, picked stuff far too acidic for my tastes! dexterdog
    Have to agree that pickled is too harsh for my tastes too!

    As to what we did with all the beetroot? Mr D ate some, but the rest was binned, it was only 2 days away from its sell by date, which is why it was reduced, and although we did think of trying to make a large batch of Borscht it isnt really something you want to make with pickled Beets!

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  • Earthbabe
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    Thanks dexterdog. Will it work with frozen blackberries?

    I will try and pick some more but I do have a fair few in the freezer to fall back on.

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