7 WAYS TO USE UP YOUR ALMOST-EMPTY JARS.

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It's been a really busy week in Casa BTB. I feel like I've just had a lot going on lately - a lot to sort, a lot of errands to run, and a lot of organising to do.

F and I are planning another weekend away in Bath (our favourite 'together place', although heck, it's one of my all time favourite 'solo places' too) which I'm really looking forward to. We're staying at these gorgeous apartments this time and I'm currently trying to sift through a host of open tabs, searching out potential restaurant candidates..

I suppose the overriding question for me at the moment though, as far as this trip is concerned anyway, is whether or not I'm going to take my camera?

Part of me absolutely shuns the idea of leaving it behind, because I want to gleefully skip round Bath's stone streets and be incredibly snap-happy, because there's a lot to be snap-happy about in that city. But another part feels like maybe I should embrace some slow living and enjoy the moment, without analysing whether things are in frame or focus.. The jury's yet out..

F's little twin cousins have been invited to one of their friend's parties in a few days too and I (perhaps unwisely) offered to help out with some of the organisation (when I, also perhaps unwisely, let them facepaint me into a 'pretty clown'..) which includes getting some silly personalised t-shirts printed! (I recommend Printsome, if you're too in need of some quick t-shirt printing).

Otherwise, it's just a speight of renewing contracts or other means of 'adulting', which is just too dull to recite.

I've gone on a bit haven't I?

I just wanted to do a quick post today, inspired by something I saw in a Waitrose mag, on using up the last little scrapings of your jarred foodstuffs.

There's always that little smidge left isn't there? A little smidge that always seems to evade a knife or spoon being scraped round the sides, and consequently, delicious morsels of homemade jam or relish, or whatever else it is, goes to waste. So let me share with you, 7 ways to make the most of your almost-empty jars, and give them a second lease of life.


J A M

Fill your jar around halfway with plain or pouring yoghurt, pop on the lid and shake to combine. Enjoy on it's own as a snack, or atop some granola. Especially delicious with Bonne Maman's wild blueberry - a favourite in our household!

Add a little dribble of hot water from the kettle, shake, then drizzle over pancakes or waffles as a fruity sauce.

For a small jar of homemade jam, layer in yoghurt, biscuits or granola and sliced fruit for a healthy parfait.


P E A N U T   B U T T E R

Fill 1/4 of the jar with oats and top up with milk. Add some vanilla paste or cinnamon and give it a good stir. Leave in the fridge overnight for some delicious overnight oats the next morning.


M U S T A R D

When you're down to your last dregs of dijon or wholegrain mustard, add the juice of half a lemon, a squidge (1-2 tbsps) honey, a pinch of salt and pepper and around 8 tbsps of olive oil. Shake everything together for a delicious salad dressing.

Likewise, if you've finished up some jarred borettane onions, as often frequent our kitchen, then be sure to use the delicious, balsamic liquor in a similar fashion - it makes an amazing dressing.


M A Y O N N A I S E

I hate throwing out any scrap of homemade mayo, partly because it requires some effort to make, so just add chopped chicken, celery, apple, walnuts, and some salt and pepper for a quick take on a chicken waldorf. Delicious on a baked potato or atop some butter lettuce.


N U T E L L A

Fill 3/4 of the jar with hot milk and some ground ginger and (carefully) shake for an amazingly tasty, speedy take on my gingerbread hot chocolate. Here's my proper recipe if you want to go all out ;)

I would love to talk about honey, but every last drop gets used, swilled out with a drop of hot water, to soak my castella cakes ;)



I hope you've enjoyed today's babble and thrifty tips - it's hopefully going to be an outfit post on Sunday so I'll meet you back here for that, and hope you're all enjoying the wind down to the weekend :)




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4 comments

  1. This is such a helpful and imaginative post, totally bookmarking! Love it!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  2. All of them are really good ideas - loving the Nutella (duh) and overnight oats ideas best. Will need to give them a try next time I get the jam jar low. Have a beautiful weekend darling 💖

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  3. I love the jam idea with yoghurt. It is such a good idea, but something that I would never have thought of!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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