weck jars

December 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

candied pecan jars

weckIn my never-ending quest for new variations on the glass jar (yes, scary that this is a quest of mine), I’ve stumbled across an oldie but a goodie: Weck jars. Introduced in Germany in the early 1900s, these jars popularized home canning and have been a staple in Europe ever since. I noticed them popping up in American stores like World Market this year, and they were featured in Williams Sonoma’s canning displays. Weck-brand canning jars come in a variety of shapes and sizes and have cool detachable lids and metal clips to fasten them shut. I’m a sucker for an interesting glass jar, and these have been perfect for gifts of candied pecans this holiday season. I’m also using a bunch of jars to hold leftovers in my kitchen and supplies in the craft room. Oh yeah, and I guess at some point I might get around to actually canning something with them.

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