jar lid tips! (and bee balm)
Dorothy, the minor celebrity. Naturally, I am beyond excited. My aunt and uncle have a dreamy little homestead, with a small organic blueberry operation, some hens, and of course, the goats, and we are so happy to have some of the milk!
Take a peek at the lids on the jars - they're standard Mason size, they fit perfectly and don't leak (I tried!) and best of all, you might have one waiting to be recycled already. My aunt shared her tip - they're reused lids from Magic Baking Powder containers. I don't know if it's widely available in the US, but it's the go-to baking powder here. Of course, you can buy the screw-on plastic lids made by Bernardin (Ball in the US) but they leak. If you're looking for the perfect solution for keeping and pouring, you can use ReCap lids (mine is on my kombucha right now; I have a post about that in the works); they're just coming out with a wide mouth version. And Cuppow just came out with a regular mouth lid that fits straws for your iced tea and other chilly summer drinks! (Marisa has a review, here.) Oooh, the excitement! I can barely stand it.
Have a lovely Tuesday. I have the day to myself, and I'm going to try my best to relax. I think I just might watch Midnight in Paris again this afternoon. I watched it one evening last week, and loved it. And maybe a walk on the beach or in the woods is in order. Oh, the possibilities!