Ode to the Glass Peanut Butter Jar

Glass peanut butter jars filled with cooked chickpeas

Glass peanut butter jars are a bonus gift–not unlike the cotton sacks flour used to come in. These jars are sturdy and versatile, and most glass peanut butter jar lids are interchangeable, which is another reason to love them.   How can you make use of glass peanut butter jars? Glass peanut butter jars are […]

Storing Fresh Basil

Lots of leafy basil in a jar on a counter

When you’re lucky enough to have a big batch of freshly harvested basil, I recommend storing it uncovered on your countertop.   Trim the ends and drop the basil in a jar or vase with some water. Place near a window if possible so it can get sunlight. Change the water as needed and use within […]

Prepping & Storing Carrot Tops

Bundle of carrots on a wood background

When you are lucky enough to get freshly harvested carrots, with carrot tops still attached, use the greens as you would fresh parsley.  As soon as you get them, cut away the tops, give them a rinse and shake them out or spin them in a colander. Loosely wrap them in a clean dish towel […]

Prepping & Storing Kale (and other greens)

Bunch of kale

In preparation for writing this post, I Googled kale to find out where it fell in the list of top nutrient-packed vegetables and found a lot of different lists. So I’ll let you do your own searches. I did, however, find the following quote: “Of all the healthy leafy greens, kale is king.” That works […]