I've been wanting these Mason Jars for quite a while now and after some surfing on the internet I was SOO happy to find this online shop www.masonjar.nl where you can easily order them!! In just about every American household you'll find mason jars and I think it's about time that we join them! I mean they're not just useful to preserve your food in but they also look stunning to serve your home made lemonade, layered desert, smoothies, lunch, layers of salad..oh f#ck..the list is just ENDLES really OH and wait.. you're not going to believe this but you can even turn your old mason jar into a Light bulb! uhuh..that's right.. a lamp.. as in... lightning ..AND it looks absolutely STUNNING!
I prefer to store my food in glass jars then in plastic boxes, this way I'm 100% sure that bad chemicals won't infuse with my food or drinks! Plastic smells and especially when you put them in the dishwasher or a microwave! (I don't have a microwave but..for those who have.. please throw them in the bin asap)
Since I have my mason jars in all sizes I even bring my lunch to work in a mason jar! This works much better for me as the weckpots I had before were always leaking and even one time snapped in my bag..holy crap!! Let me tell you.. my bag wasn't really happy with that! The screw lid is super strong and the glass of the jars is also super thick!
You can use he jars in the freezer, oven but they are an absolute eyecatcher in your kitchen cabinets!
If you google (images) 'Mason Jar', your laptop screen literally will explode with inspiring images 'what great things' you can do with this beautiful simple jar! Last week I was heaving diner at my friend K. and instead of bringing a bottle of wine I brought a big jar with my home made Green Tea Lemonade!(see the image below) We both have a busy work schedule and as it's just the middle of the week we don't feel like drinking alcohol, so this is just a GREAT alternative!
Recipe for 2 litre of Green Tea Lemonade:
- 2 japanese green tea bags
- 6 slices of ginger
- 4 slices of Lemon
- 6 slices of granny smith apple
Use 1 japanese green tea bag for 1 ltr. Add the 3 slices of ginger. Wait till the tea is cooled of and then add the 2 slices of lemon and 3 slices of granny smith apple in each jar. Store it in the fridge with the lid on and the lemonade will be super super refreshing and tasty the next day! I love to drink this on hot summer days but also when I come home after a hard sweaty work out!
Instead of mixing booz with cranberry juice or soda drinks try to mix them with this Iced Green tea, in Asia it's super common to mix your vodka or gin with a cold unsugared green tea.. LOVE IT
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