I paid another visit to TK Maxx again today ostensibly to get the Kilner jars I spoke about last week. However I came across a cheaper option Quattro Stagionni jars for £1.49 each. I bought 11 (thats all they had) - I need them for the Pasta sauce and also some bottled cherry tomatoes. Why did I buy them instead of the Kilner jars. I have a load of these jars that I purchased a few years ago. I did think that I would not buy anymore as I did not find it easy to buy the proper lids but I have since found out that the standard sized jar (50 cl/17oz)the replacement rings and seals from the new Kilner seals and rings fit them perfectly so you can interchange them. They do larger sized jars as well but the rings and the seals would have to larger if not using the proper lids.
I also bought some 2lb jars from Lakeland. These are designated to be used for pickling onions and pickled shallots. I bought eight today and no doubt will have to source some more. I have also ordered some replacement lids from the Jam Jar Shop as I recycle gherkin jars that the other half has. I recycle where I can as it saves valuable pennies and recycles something that otherwise would be wasted besides they are a decent sized jar for pickles.
Right am off to bed been a really busy day.
Catch you soon