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Put a Filter on It: Mason Jars

By • June 27, 2014 • 12 Comments

Once upon a time, mason jars were used solely for canning and preserving. Now, they've broken out of the world of processing and putting up, swept through hipster coffee shops worldwide, and have officially become a staple of kitchen cabinets everywhere. Mason jars come in all shapes, colors, and sizes, and you can even can turn them into makeshift lunch boxes or soap dispensers

Alaina Sullivan (a.k.a. alasully) uses her mason jar to store homemade almond butter made with coconut oil, honey, and sea salt -- what do you use yours for? We want to see how you put your jars to use.

We want your 'grams! Follow us, then tag your mason jar photos with #F52grams -- we'll repost our favorites. We'll be giving away a few sets of jars throughout the week on Instagram, so be sure to follow along! And for another chance to win, get creative.

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Comments (12)


26 days ago Kimberly Krampf

I simply place the herbs in the jar with the lid on- that's it! Hope this helps!


27 days ago Susan W

Kimberly, what method do you use? A little water in the jar? Do you leave the lid off?


27 days ago Kimberly Krampf

I use quart sized mason jars to store fresh herbs in- keeps them fresh for a month (or longer)!


28 days ago Luvtocook

I use pint mason jars as drinking glasses.


29 days ago Susan W

I love making "salad in a jar" in pint jars for just me or QT jars for more people. A great way to transport salad to work, picnics or potlucks. The salad stays beautifully crisp. The dressing is at the bottom of the jar, soa little gentle shake dresses the salad.


30 days ago Shamima

I decorated the jar and made it look like a mushroom hut and placed it in my garden.Stick half of a circle of any round object on the lid to look like the mushroom top and decorate


about 1 month ago Melody J

Paint the mason jar and put a candle in it.


about 1 month ago HalfPint

HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

I find mason jars, both big and small, make the best and cheapest gift containers.


about 1 month ago Pat in SoCal

I plan to make cashew butter and use it in place of the almond butter well as other the delicious granola bars Merrill posted. Can anyone think of any reason this wouldn't work? Do you think cashew butter would be more loose than almond butter and therefore too gooey?


about 1 month ago Pat in SoCal

Sorry...posted in the wrong thread.


about 1 month ago karen ward

I use jars to store frozen vegetables that I have dehydrated. three large bags of frozen corn fit into one Quart size mason jar.


about 1 month ago Marlene Tramonte

I used to can all kinds of fruit and juice when my children were small. Now that there is just two of us, I use my old jars to store rice, beans, bread crumbs, etc. All the things that bugs can get into. Keeps things much longer in my pantry!