Good morning 😉
Since moving to Colorado, I’ve found that I have much more access to buying foods in bulk ( beans, nuts, dried fruit,rices, spices) <— made a little rhyme for ya 😉
Not that I didn’t back in Plymouth ( most health food stores have bulk bins and for the most part, they are far more affordable than buying pre- packaged.
So you grab your plastic bag, scoop your ingredients , place a tag with the PLU of ingredient in the bag and write it on the tag
( I know you know how to do this… but I have something cool to share that I just figured out yesterday .. grab a cup of tea and stay tuned)
Pistachios ( they were on sale)
Himalayan sea salt
Peanuts ( SOOO much cheaper than buying a jar! )
I have a huge infatuation with ball jars. It’s the inner 1950’s housewife in me. I also love to reuse interesting jars from pre-packaged food.
I have actually purchased items in the past based on the fact that I loved the packaging and would re use the jar for years to come
see the jar that I used to store Strawberry-basil home- made vinegar … that was a salad dressing bottle ( I make my own most of the time ) but I seriously loved the jar and knew It would become part of my collection!
here’s my new Tip.. I usually try to empty the bags of goods the same way that I scooped it in, through the big wide opening.
Which is WAY bigger the the mouth of the ball jar, and most of the time ends with lentils and chick peas rolling all over the kitchen floor.
Until… I thought of this using kitchen shears, cut a small triangle int the bottom of the bag. Place the hole into the mouth of your storage jar and it acts like a funnel and will filter down into your jar with no runaways!
The only thing that it didn’t work on were the raisins. They were tactile enough that they stuck to the inside of the bag. For those I just cut the bag down the center and using clean hands, scooped them into the jars.
so no recipe today, just a little tip that I figured out this weekend and i wanted to share.
speaking of sharing… allow me to share this amazing Colorado sunset with you!